Topic: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause for cancer-related mortality in the United States (US), but screening is underutilized, especially in low-resource settings and among low income populations. The study aims to identify deficiencies in clinical care processes required to achieve colonoscopic follow-up after positive FIT. The information gained will serve as the foundation for the development of interventions to improve rates of colonoscopic follow-up after positive FIT for at-risk, low income and minority patients in low resource settings.

Research Team:
Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil
Roshan Bastani, PhD

Community Partner: Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Study Population: Patients due for a FIT test at time of visit at NEVHC

Funding Source: NIH/NCI Project #: R03CA230947


  • Bui A, Yang L, Myint A, May FP (2020). Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status Are Associated With Prolonged Time to Treatment After a Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer: A Large Population-Based Study. Gastroenterology, 160(4):1394-1396.e3. PMCID: PMC7956146.
  • Louissaint J, May FP, Williams S, Tapper EB (2021). Effective Mentorship as a Means to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Gastroenterology and Hepatology. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 116(6):1110-1113. PMCID: PMC8961746.
  • Selby K, Senore C, Wong M, May FP, Gupta S, Liang PS (2021). Interventions to ensure follow-up of positive fecal immunochemical tests: An international survey of screening programs. Journal of Medical Screening, 28(1):51-53. PMID: 32054392.
  • San Miguel Y, Demb J, Martinez ME, Gupta S, May FP (2021). Time to Colonoscopy After Abnormal Stool-Based Screening and Risk for Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality. Gastroenterology, 160(6):1997-2005.e3. PMCID: PMC8096663.