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Appropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening: How Are You Doing?

Originally webcast March 17, 2011

Speakers:
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.

Objectives:
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