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Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

“Some people are so reluctant to get screened for colon cancer that you can’t even pay them to do it — or, at least, you’d need to pay them more than $10. That was the conclusion of a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers. The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), aimed to find out whether mailing at-home stool tests to patients who had yet to complete recommended colorectal cancer screening, and offering a financial incentive, was an effective strategy for increasing participation rates.” Read more at Philly, Health Day, EurekAlert, Healio, ScienceDaily, PennMedicine, MedPage Today and Modern Healthcare