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Multimedia for colorectal cancer screening

A $2.7 million National Cancer Institute grant is funding an interactive multimedia computer program to help increase the number of Hispanic patients who receive colorectal cancer screening. Anthony Jerant, associate professor of Family and Community Medicine and the study's principal investigator, and UC Davis colleague Peter Franks, professor of Family and Community Medicine, decided to develop the computer program after noticing that typical print approaches to encourage cancer screening did not work well with many patients. Primary care offices have been selected as sites for the software program where most discussions about cancer are initiated and decisions about screening are solidified.

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