For Your Clinical Practice

Find tools to help you in your practice, including sample screening and follow-up reminders for your patients, and more.

Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers

This manual provides step by step instructions to help community health centers implement processes that will reduce physician workload and increase colorectal cancer screening. Important topics, such as conducting baseline screening rates, assessing capacity and preparing your team are covered. The goal of this manual is to offer practical advice for implementing expert-endorsed recommendations one step at a time. This manual serves as a supplement to the existing How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-based Toolbox and Guide, by providing succinct step-by-step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC Screening and outcomes in practice.

Sample Reminders for Your Practice

Many patients don’t follow through with scheduling a screening appointment or follow-up visit. You can customize these letters and phone scripts for your own practice to make sure patients take the next vital step in screening.

Clinician's Reference: FOBT

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

Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures 

See current and previous editions of Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, the American Cancer Society publication that provides updated facts about colorectal cancer, including statistics on occurrence, risk factors, and information about prevention, early detection, and treatment.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

Physicians in the US can subscribe to the Society's FREE peer-reviewed journal online. It provides oncologists and primary care doctors with current information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Learn more or access full-text articles and PDFs for free.