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$2.1 Million Cancer Grant for TC Researchers

TC's Charles Basch and Randi Wolf are awarded an American Cancer Society grant to study colorectal screening
TC faculty members Charles Basch and Randi Wolf have received a $2.1 million grant from the American Cancer Society for research promoting colon cancer screening in low-income and minority populations. The grant is the largest ever awarded in the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division, which is comprised of New York and New Jersey. Highly treatable when diagnosed early, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. adults.
In previous work, Basch and Wolf demonstrated that telephone outreach can increase colorectal screening in a hard-to-reach, low-income, urban minority population. In their new five-year study, they will explore the effect of a doctor’s recommendation on patient screening behavior.

Published Monday, Jun. 22, 2009

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$2.1 Million Cancer Grant for TC Researchers

TC faculty members Charles Basch and Randi Wolf have received a $2.1 million grant from the American Cancer Society for research promoting colon cancer screening in low-income and minority populations. The grant is the largest ever awarded in the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division, which is comprised of New York and New Jersey. Highly treatable when diagnosed early, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. adults.
In previous work, Basch and Wolf demonstrated that telephone outreach can increase colorectal screening in a hard-to-reach, low-income, urban minority population. In their new five-year study, they will explore the effect of a doctor’s recommendation on patient screening behavior.
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