Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, discusses colon cancer screening in the African-American population.

References and Resources
Sharma S, O’Keefe SJ. Environmental influences on the high mortality from colorectal cancer in African Americans. Postgrad Med J. 2007 Sep;83(983):583-9.

McAlearney AS, Reeves KW, Dickinson SL, Kelly KM, et al. Racial differences in colorectal cancer screening practices and knowledge within a low-income population. Cancer. 2008 Jan 15;112(2):391-8.

Chen LA, Santos S, Jandorf L, Christie J, Castillo A, Winkel G, Itzkowitz S. A program to enhance completion of screening colonoscopy among urban minorities. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Apr;6(4):443-50.

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