Clinical outcomes from the CDC's Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Program (pages 2820–2833)
Laura C. Seeff, Janet Royalty, William E. Helsel, William G. Kammerer, Jennifer E. Boehm, Diane M. Dwyer, William R. Howe Jr., Djenaba Joseph, Dorothy S. Lane, Melinda Laughlin, Melissa Leypoldt, Steven C. Marroulis, Cynthia A. Mattingly, Marion R. Nadel, Ellen Phillips-Angeles, Tanner J. Rockwell, A. Blythe Ryerson and Florence K. L. Tangka
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28163
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed and established a 4-year Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Program (CRCSDP) in 2005 for low-income, under-insured or uninsured men and women aged 50 to 64 years in 5 participating US program sites. This report documents the successful implementation of the CRCSDP and describes the clinical outcomes of this 4-year initiative, patterns in program uptake and test choice, challenges in implementation of fecal occult blood test screening programs, and comparative test performance characteristics of fecal occult blood testing versus colonoscopy.