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An Action Plan for Implementing a Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-Based Toolbox and Guide.

One page document designed to educate clinicians about important elements of colorectal cancer screening using fecal occult blood tests (FOBT).  Provides state-of-the-science information about guaiac and immunochemical FOBT, test  performance and characteristics of high quality screening programs.

This is a comprehensive, practical toolkit for primary care sites to implement more effective colon screening practices. Even though highly effective methods of CRC screening are available across the country, the current rates of screening, and of complete diagnostic examination that should flow from screening, remain inadequate. Thus, the potential benefits of widespread CRC are unrealized. The American Cancer Society has established the goal of 75 percent of the eligible population screened for CRC by the year 2015. This guide will help us reach that goal.