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Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up through Implementation Science


ACCSISThe aim of the Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) Program is to support research to build the evidence base on multilevel interventions to increase rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up, and referral to care. Funded by the National Cancer Institute Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative, the ACCSIS Program includes five Research Projects and RTI International as its Coordinating Center. The Research Projects include: Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; University of California San Diego and San Diego State University; University of Chicago; University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University; and the University of North Carolina. Each Research Project focuses on a local population, with local issues keeping screening low and providing opportunities for improvement. Both urban and rural populations are involved, from many regions of the US, using a range of evidence-based interventions to increase implementation of the full CRC screening process.

Organisers: Sarah Kobrin and Sujha Subramanian

This collection is published in Implementation Science and Implementation Science CommunicationsArticles have been subject to each journal’s normal peer review process.

  1. Economic evaluations of the implementation of health-related evidence-based interventions (EBIs) are conducted infrequently and, when performed, often use a limited set of quantitative methods to estimate the ...

    Authors: Meghan C. O’Leary, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Leah Frerichs, Jennifer Leeman, Daniel S. Reuland and Stephanie B. Wheeler
    Citation: Implementation Science 2022 17:27
  2. American Indians (AI) experience major colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities with commensurate inequity in CRC mortality and other outcomes. The purpose of this report is to describe the methods and ea...

    Authors: Usha Menon, Peter Lance, Laura A. Szalacha, Dianna Candito, Emily P. Bobyock, Monica Yellowhair and Jennifer Hatcher
    Citation: Implementation Science Communications 2022 3:6
  3. Although colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is effective in reducing CRC mortality, screening rates in vulnerable populations served by community health centers (CHCs) remain below national targets. CHCs in Nor...

    Authors: Teri L. Malo, Sara Y. Correa, Alexis A. Moore, Renée M. Ferrari, Jennifer Leeman, Alison T. Brenner, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Xianming Tan and Daniel S. Reuland
    Citation: Implementation Science Communications 2021 2:113
  4. Many evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found to be effective in research studies often fail to translate into meaningful patient outcomes in practice. The purpose of this study was to identify facilitators a...

    Authors: Helen Lam, Michael Quinn, Toni Cipriano-Steffens, Manasi Jayaprakash, Emily Koebnick, Fornessa Randal, David Liebovitz, Blasé Polite and Karen Kim
    Citation: Implementation Science Communications 2021 2:57
  5. Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are lower in Appalachian regions of the United States than in non-Appalachian regions. Given the availability of various screening modalities, there is critical need for...

    Authors: Aaron J. Kruse-Diehr, Jill M. Oliveri, Robin C. Vanderpool, Mira L. Katz, Paul L. Reiter, Darrell M. Gray II, Michael L. Pennell, Gregory S. Young, Bin Huang, Darla Fickle, Mark Cromo, Melinda Rogers, David Gross, Ashley Gibson, Jeanne Jellison, Michael D. Sarap…
    Citation: Implementation Science Communications 2021 2:51
  6. Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) not only detects disease early when treatment is more effective but also prevents cancer by finding and removing precancerous polyps. Because many of our nation’s most dis...

    Authors: Karen Kim, Blasé Polite, Donald Hedeker, David Liebovitz, Fornessa Randal, Manasi Jayaprakash, Michael Quinn, Sang Mee Lee and Helen Lam
    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:96