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UT Southwestern, Parkland partner for $6.3 million NCI grant to improve colorectal cancer screenings
Date:10/9/2011

nish about their personal risk factors and family history, using the responses to generate a personalized screening regimen for colon cancer for each patient.

"People will get personalized recommendations to make sure they get the right care for them," Dr. Halm said. "We especially want to make sure that patients at high risk for colorectal cancer get the enhanced screening they need."

The second project will compare the cost and effectiveness of various outreach strategies aimed at people who are in need of cancer screening. In the third project, investigators will attempt to determine best practices in both the primary care clinics and across the entire Parkland network that most effectively promote screening.

"We have an incredible safety net system that is among the best in the country, and leaders at Parkland who are deeply committed to providing screening and follow-up for people in the community," Dr. Skinner said. "We think the Parkland-UT Southwestern PROSPR Center will make an important dent in colorectal cancer in Dallas County."


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Contact: Jeff Carlton
jeffrey.carlton@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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