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Building Health System Capacity to Address Medical Misinformation and Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Brian Southwell is Senior Director of the Science in the Public Sphere Program in the Center for Communication Science at RTI International. He is a social scientist who oversees quantitative and qualitative research to assess risk perceptions, mental models of scientific concepts, and public trust in science and scientists. Southwell also is an active …

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USPSTF Updates CRC Screening Recommendations

May 18, 2021 – The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final Recommendation, Evidence Summary, and Modeling Study on screening for colorectal cancer. The primary difference from the previous 2016 recommendation is that average risk adults are now recommended to start screening at age 45, in alignment with the American Cancer Society’s …

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Early Detection

Early detection saves lives, but 33% of eligible adults in North Dakota are not up to date with CRC screening.