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Appropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening: How Are You Doing?

Originally webcast March 17, 2011

Jean R. Burg, MD
Family Practice
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nicholas Kulbida, MD
Ellis Medicine Bellevue Women's Center

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is important for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.  In 2008, a joint session of the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology issued a consensus for CRC screening guidelines. In office single slide fecal testing was one area of misuse reported from this investigation. Patient and provider barriers present additional screening challenges. Presenting current accepted CRC screening measures and associated barriers will enhance provider care and patient outcomes.

After watching this broadcast participants will:

  • Describe current CRC screening guidelines
  • List recommended screening options and the pros and cons of each
  • Discuss the evidence against the use of single slide, in office fecal testing for cancer screening
  • Identify patient barriers to CRC screening
  • Discuss health disparities and CRC screening

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designate provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  This program is designated for the CHES to receive up to 1 Category 1 CECH in health education.

Continuing education credits will be available until March 2014.

The planners, moderator and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.