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Evidence-based Strategies: Reduce Cancer Deaths

The Community Guide

Description: Updated Recommendations for Client- and Provider-Oriented Interventions to Increase Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Specific Programs/Strategies: The Task Force recommends increasing screening for breast cancer through use of group education, one-on-one education, client reminders, reducing client out-of-pocket costs, and provider assessment and feedback; increasing screening for cervical cancer through use of one-on-one education, client reminders, and provider assessment and feedback; and increasing screening for colorectal cancer through use of one-on-one education, client reminders, reducing structural barriers to screening, and provider assessment and feedback.

  • Target Audience: Adults (Breast, cervical, colorectal cancer)
  • Setting: Clinical
  • Recommendation: Recommended
  • Review Agency: Community Guide
  • Related Topics: Tobacco
  • Website: The Community Guide

The Community Guide:
Cancer Prevention & Control

Description: Client-Oriented Interventions to Increase Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Specific Programs/Strategies: Types of strategies recommended for breast, cervical and colorectal screening include: client reminders; small media; and one-on-one education. Other strategies recommended for at least one type of screening include: group education; reducing structural barriers; and reducing client out-of-pocket expenses.

Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS)

Description: Physician-based educational curriculum designed to increase physicians' efforts to encourage women to receive regular mammograms.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Focus on awareness building.

Friend to Friend

Description: Community-based intervention designed to increase mammography utilization among low-income women residing in public housing.

Specific Programs/Strategies: This program is an example of group education interventions (Breast Cancer Screening), which is recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force

  • Target Audience: Women, adults over 65, medically underserved, minorities (breast cancer)
  • Setting: Community
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.0; Intervention impact-3.35; Dissemination capability-4.0 (Scale: 0.0-5.0)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Friend to Friend

Automated Telephone Calls Improve Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Description: Designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among adults.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Client reminder interventions are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

  • Target Audience: Adults ages 51-80, Alaska Natives and all races (colorectal cancer)
  • Setting: Clinical
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.6; Intervention impact-2.0; Dissemination capability-5.0 (Searched RTIPS for breast cancer, filtered by available on RTIPS, and AN- only result. Scale: 0.0-5.0.)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Woman to Woman

Description: A 16-month intervention conducted at worksites and aimed at improving adherence to screening guidelines for breast and cervical

Specific Programs/Strategies: This program is an example of group education interventions (Breast Cancer Screening), which is recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

  • Target Audience: Adults (breast and cervical cancer)
  • Setting: Workplace
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.1; Intervention impact-2.0; Dissemination capability-4.0 (Scale: 0-5)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Woman to Woman

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