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During National Minority Health Month each April, we highlight PCORI’s large portfolio of research addressing disparities in health and healthcare. PCORI has awarded $192 million to fund 70 research projects on addressing disparities. One of these projects takes on colorectal cancer, for which early detection clearly saves lives: 90 percent of people whose colorectal cancer is early stage at diagnosis live for at least five years, but only 14 percent of people whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body survive that long. Screening rates differ between groups of people, with Hispanics/Latinos falling behind whites.

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends routine screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. The two most common tests are a colonoscopy, repeated every 10 years if findings are normal, and a stool blood test, required once a year. People need to do one or the other, not both.

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