Monday, 26 October 2015
A public–private partnership of patient navigators, gastroenterologists, and other healthcare providers — who collectively volunteer their time and skills — is bringing colorectal cancer screening to underserved, low-income populations.
"Over 50% of the gastroenterologists in our state participate, and not one of them gets compensated, and none of the practices that use anesthesiologists or anesthetists are compensated," said Renay Caldwell, CCRC, from the Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Friday, 16 October 2015
The University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) has been awarded a $3.6 million five-year grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina. CDC awarded a total of $22.8 million across 31 grantees, including 24 state health departments, six universities and one American Indian tribe to increase colorectal screening among underserved populations. The Principal Investigators on the S.C.-based project are CCCR Director Franklin Berger, who is also a professor of biological sciences, and Heather Brandt, associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health.
Friday, 25 September 2015
The words summer and vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly for a lot of college students. But in the famously hot months, the University of South Carolina offers meatier sandwiches on its academic menu. This summer, the university’s Center for Colon Cancer Research brought undergraduates from around the country into a new biomedical research experience, one that the organizers hope will help bring more minority students into a discipline where they are under-represented.