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Cancer - Cancer Screening, Etiology, and Prevention

Our researchers’ access to a high-quality cancer registry and to real-time medical records allows them to conduct both prospective and retrospective cancer etiology and prevention studies. We have:

  • Helped to improve national screening guidelines for colorectal cancer by developing an integrated colorectal cancer screening program that has decreased colorectal cancer deaths in KPNC members by 52%.
  • Showed that it is possible to eliminate colorectal cancer disparities between Black and white adults through our region-wide, structured colorectal cancer screening program.
  • Designed a large Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) study to compare the risks and benefits of an annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening in adults over 70 who have previously been diagnosed with small, low-risk polyps.
  • Developed an easy-to-implement intervention to improve adherence to screening recommendations in men 70 and over.
  • Co-led the National Cancer Institute’s Population-based Research Optimizing Screening Through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) study.
  • Showed that treating H. pylori reduces stomach cancer risk.
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