Online Program

Advances and Issues in Cancer Screening and New Best Practices

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cancer screening is intended to facilitate the early detection and treatment of cancer, thereby reducing cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Vulnerable and underserved individuals are particularly vulnerable to cancer, and are less likely undergo cancer screening compared to individuals with greater resources. This session will address the efficacy of introductory and reminder phone calls in facilitating CRC screening among veterans, provide information on the efficacy of novel, home-based approaches to enhancing screening within vulnerable populations, and describe how speaker characteristics influence mammography screening intentions among women at community-based events.
Session Objectives: Evaluate whether introductory phone calls prior to mailing FITs to veterans overdue for CRC screening plus reminder phone calls result in higher screening rates compared to a single mailing of FITs. Describe the validity and acceptability of a mailed self-collection HPV device among women not recently screened for cervical cancer, compared to clinic-based self- and clinician collection. Evaluate the feasibility of using self-collected vaginal swabs to screen medically underserved rural women for infection with oncogenic human papillomavirus (OHPV) and determine the prevalence of OHPV within this population. Analyze how speaker characteristics influence mammography screening commitment at friend-to-friend educational events.
Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA

Does the addition of phone calls to a FIT mailing program lead to higher colorectal cancer screening rates?   
Mary Charlton, PhD, Michelle Mengeling, PhD, Nader Makki, MD, Thor Halfdanarson, MD, Ashish Malhotra, MD, J. Stacey Klutts, MD, PhD, Barcey Levy, PhD, MD and Peter Kaboli, MD, MS
Evaluation of a mailed self-collection device to screen for high-risk HPV infection in under-screened women in North Carolina   
Andrea Des Marais, MPH, Noel T. Brewer, PhD, Carolina Perez-Heydrich, PhD, Anna Pfaff, MPH, Iesha Williams, Meagan Johnson, Xian Brooks, Sara Smith, MPH, MSW, Lynn Barclay and Jennifer S. Smith, PhD
Feasibility of screening medically underserved rural women for cervical cancer using self-collected vaginal swabs and patient navigation   
Richard A. Crosby, PhD, Grace Jones, MS, APRN, Nebraska Jones, Pamela Stamper, RN, Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES, Baretta R. Casey, MD, MPH, Elisia Cohen, PhD, Tom Collins, BS and Margaret McGladrey, M.A.

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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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