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Delivering Data-Driven and Patient-Centered Interventions to Improve Cancer Screening

The Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative (CCSI) is a multi-disciplinary effort that leverages UNC Lineberger’s expertise in development, testing, and implementation of data-driven interventions to improve cancer screening in practice. Catalyzed by emerging evidence of high colorectal cancer mortality in northeast North Carolina, an initial strategic focus will be on addressing colorectal cancer screening disparities in this region.

Founded in 2016, CCSI is supported by the University Cancer Research Fund.


CCSI in the News
Breaking Barriers
AHOSKIE – A 2015 study pinpointed three “hotspots” across the United States where rates of colon and colorectal cancer mortality rates were higher in comparison to the rest of the country. One of these hotspots included the Roanoke-Chowan area, and in an effort to combat the problem the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative (CCSI) was launched in collaboration with UNC doctors and local health partners.
Dan Reuland, Alison Brenner, and Group Pursuing Research to Improve Cancer Screening
We are featuring research from the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology for the month of April. Read on to find out about studies led by faculty in the division including an investigation on aspirin dosing for coronary heart disease patients, the development of an online, interactive decision aid for alcohol use, a study that looks at the influences that patient and family engagement have on care, and research to improve cancer screening. Janet Rubin, MD Vice Chair for Research
Register for the Colon Cancer Coalition's 2018 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K!
The Colon Cancer Coalition's 2018 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K race will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Wake Med Soccer Park.
UNC Lineberger program focused on improving screening rates, reducing cancer deaths
The Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, led by Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH, brings together UNC Lineberger’s clinicians and public health researchers with community partners to implement evidence-based cancer screening programs to reduce cancer burden among North Carolinians.
Women in Science Wednesday: Alison Brenner
Alison Brenner is the associate program director for the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative within the UNC Linberger Cancer Care Center, and is also a health services researcher at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Her research focuses on how patients and healthcare providers make decisions about cancer screening.