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January 1988

A research team looks at the effectiveness of flexible sigmoidoscopy. Findings result in the Kaiser Permanente Colon Cancer Prevention Program and lead the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to recommend colorectal cancer screening for the first time. Learn more about…

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Kaiser Permanente oncology clinical Trials (KPOCT) is established, enrolling hundreds of Kaiser Permanente patients each year in mostly multicenter, Phase 2 and 3 cancer studies.

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The Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center is founded to monitor vaccine safety and effectiveness.

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The Division opens a research clinic to support the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study — a longitudinal study of heart health and disparities that continues to this day and has resulted in more than 600 published…

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