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

  • SCORE Kick-off Meeting

    CCSI convened collaborators for a half-day retreat in Chapel Hill on March 10, 2020 to discuss the innovative colorectal cancer (CRC) screening services they are providing as part of a research study called Scaling Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Outreach, Referral, and Engagement (SCORE). Attendees included community-based practitioners from Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Blue … Continued

  • CCSI Researchers Awarded $5.5M to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening In NC!

    Our very own, UNC Lineberger research team has been awarded $5.5 million to increase colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and care referrals in community health centers in North Carolina. Our director, Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, leads UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative.   Community health centers play a critical role in providing colorectal cancer screening for … Continued

  • 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