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Becker’s Hospital Review: Take-at-home test boosts colorectal cancer screening rates for minority patients, study finds

The use of a take-at-home test led to a more than 1,000 percent jump in colorectal cancer screening rates among patients at a Philadelphia-based urban community health center, according to study findings recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “Colorectal cancer screening rates remain limited in underserved populations, which includes those in the clinic we partnered with,” said Shivan Mehta, MD, study author and associate chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine. “We saw that there is an opportunity to use text messaging and new insights from behavioral science to increase uptake.” Read more at Becker’s Hospital Review.