Navigation Links
Mount Sinai receives NIH grant to increase colorectal cancer screenings in African Americans
Date:9/4/2013

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a multi-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to determine factors which may influence why African Americans are less likely than others to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, despite having the highest CRC incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group in America.

"The short-term goal of this study is to understand why there is a lower screening prevalence among African Americans, and the long-term goal is to develop and disseminate effective intervention strategies to increase the CRC screening in this population, so that we can eliminate the race-related disparity in morbidity and mortality," said Lina Jandorf, MA, Research Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at Mount Sinai and a principal investigator in the study.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading source of cancer deaths and the third leading source of new cancer cases in the United States. The mortality rate for CRC is a remarkable 49 percent higher for African Americans than for whites, according to the American Cancer Society. Improving CRC screening rates is important for early detection, treatment and improved survival rates.

Researchers at Mount Sinai, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and the University of Buffalo seek to enroll 900 study participants as part of the four-year, $2.6-million grant. They will compare the effectiveness of two approaches to educating African Americans over the age of 50 about the need for screening. One is a "narrative" approach and involves story telling i.e. encouraging participants to talk about their fears and thoughts associated with a colonoscopy screening. The other approach is "didactic" giving patients "just the facts" about the disease and the colonoscopy procedure. Based on their findings, the research team hopes to develop new tools for educating African Americans about screening.

"While researchers have compared the success of narrative vs. didactic community education approaches for other cancers, this is the first such major comparative study for colorectal cancer in African Americans," said Professor Jandorf. "Mount Sinai's involvement in this study reflects our ongoing commitment to improving the health of our local community, much of which is African American."

Under Professor Jandorf's direction, Mount Sinai has extensive experience in conducting investigations and developing successful strategies to improve colon cancer screening rates for Hispanics, East Harlem residents and low-income minorities.


'/>"/>

Contact: Press Office
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Fresenius FDA Warning Letter, as GranuFlo Recall Claims Mount
2. Mount Sinai Experts Share Tips for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September
3. Researchers from Mount Sinai receive NIH grant to study promising treatment for Autism subtype
4. Music for Relaxation
5. “Sculptations” Helps People Create Enormous Amounts of Money to Live a Life of Comfort and Happiness – V kool
6. Mount Sinai and Exosome Partner to Accelerate Translation of Body Fluid Molecular Diagnostics to Overcome Limitations of Tissue Biopsy in Areas of Unmet Medical Needs
7. Amerinet and NML Collaborate with Intermountain Healthcare on Integrated Supply Chain Center
8. Biomet Hip Lawsuits Mount, as Claims in Federal Litigation Approach 600, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
9. Avenidas Offers New Caregiver Series for Aging Adults in Mountain View, CA
10. Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit News: Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits Mount, as Alonso Krangle LLP Continues its Investigation of Alleged Da Vinci Complications
11. Digifit Introduces The Saddle, an Innovative Forearm Mount for Exercising with an iPhone
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association of ... R. Bard Foundation, Inc. to support the music therapy program offered at ... the nonprofit home care agency. Using evidence-based methods, professionally trained and certified music ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Sharon Kleyne is ... product of her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, has ... greatest number of sufferers of blindness. “We think that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The most common ... improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today ... Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following surgery. , ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... , ... ChenMed , a leading provider of value-based care for seniors, ... as Richmond Chief Medical Officer. Dr. McCarter, formerly Associate Professor of Family Medicine ... Ambulatory Services for the UVA Health System, brings 30 years of highly relevant experience ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... ... Houston, is pleased to announce their expansion to the Midwest with the establishment ... Alysse Hollis and Ronald Bell, and of counsels, John Peck and Robert Bruns, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... July 10, 2017  US medical equipment and supply ... according to Medical Equipment & Supplies: United ... Focus Reports. Continued increases in demand for medical services ... the population and supported by gains in disposable personal ... supplies. New product introductions will also drive sales as ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... ThriveRx, the nutrition division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is ... nutrition support. To celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a ... new look with improved organization to create the best user experience for ... ... "We,ve made several great strides ...
(Date:7/1/2017)... 30, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet on ... news release detailing the quarterly results will be made available ... call. The live audio webcast can be accessed ... It will be archived for replay following the conference call. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: