Colon Cancer Clinical Trial
Mailed FIT Outreach 2022
This project aims to evaluate different approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening among primary care patients at Penn Medicine through a centralized screening outreach program. In a pragmatic trial, we will evaluate different approaches to increase response rate to mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits among eligible patients, including differentiated packaging, sending text reminders, and personalized reminders.
While colonoscopy procedures are recommended by guidelines for early detection of colorectal cancer, colonoscopy access remains limited due to delays in screening due to the pandemic and capacity issues. In this project, we will evaluate different ways of reaching out to eligible patients to encourage them to participate in colorectal cancer screening using fecal immunochemical testing (FIT). In a mailed FIT outreach campaign, we will compare user friendly packaging, text messaging, and personalized reminders to standard outreach with the goal of increasing colorectal cancer screening uptake.
Patients ages 50-74 with Penn as preferred lab
Followed by Primary Care with a participating Penn Medicine PCP listed and at least one visit in the last 2 years
Not up to date on colorectal cancer screening per Health Maintenance (no colonoscopy in the last 10 years, stool testing in the last year, flexible sigmoidoscopy in the last 5 years, FIT-DNA in the last 3 years).
Personal or significant family history of CRC, colonic polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, other gastrointestinal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, iron-deficiency anemia, or inflammatory bowel disease
History of total colectomy, dementia or metastatic cancer
Currently on hospice or receiving palliative care
Uninsured or self-pay patients
Currently scheduled for a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
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Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
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