Colorectal Cancer Screening Preferences among Black and Latino Primary Care Patients

Sumedha V. Chablani, Noah Cohen, Drusilla White, Steven H. Itzkowitz, Katherine DuHamel, Lina Jandorf

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in the U.S. have historically been lower among blacks and Latinos than whites. The advent of a new stool-based test, Cologuard, calls for research to determine which CRC screening test minority individuals might prefer. Ninety black and Latino patients who had undergone screening colonoscopy were personally educated about four CRC screening tests and subsequently asked about their test preference, attributes that influenced preference, and strength of preference. Cologuard (31.1 %) and colonoscopy (64.4 %) were preferred over computerized tomographic colonography and fecal immunochemical tests. Preference was influenced by distinct test attributes. Individuals who selected Cologuard over colonoscopy were more likely to be >60 and have greater strength of test preference. There was an overriding preference for Cologuard and colonoscopy among black and Latino individuals who had undergone screening colonoscopy. To further improve CRC screening in these populations, patient preferences should guide recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1100-1108
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Blacks
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Latinos
  • Preferences


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