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

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Latest News

  • UNC Lineberger to use Colon Cancer Coalition grant to promote screening in Eastern North Carolina

    The Colon Cancer Coalition has awarded a $25,000 grant to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative (CCSI) to support a program designed to improve colorectal cancer screening rates in Hertford County, an area in Eastern North Carolina that has a significantly higher than national rate of colon cancer deaths. CCSI is working … Continued

  • Breaking Barriers

    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

  • CCSI Feature in the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.com

    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.

  • 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