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There is one clinical trial.
Lifespan Cancer Institute serves over 50% of cancer patients in the state. Rhode Island is known for strong medical care and high rates of cancer screening with mammography and colonoscopy. However, cancer screening has plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, in part to closing physician offices and stopping non-urgent medical procedures. In addition, anecdotal reports suggest the public remains concerned about returning to physician's offices and risking possible exposure to COVID-19. As in the United States as a whole, COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted ethnic and minority individuals within underserved communities; and in Rhode Island, African Americans, Hispanics and undocumented individuals living in communities such as Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, East Providence and North Providence have had the highest rate of COVID-19. These communities are also impacted by healthcare disparities to access and affordability of healthcare, and as such, may be among the least likely to resume cancer screening. The Lifespan Cancer Institute will institute a project to address health disparities in cancer screening during the pandemic through the use of a targeted campaign involving social media. The goals will be to re-establish screening in the era of COVID-19 and ensure timeliness of care for those found to be at risk, or are positive for, cancer.
Description: Increase screening rates for breast and colorectal cancer among underserved populations by 25% using March 9 through May 31 as a benchmark, coinciding the Executive Orders for COVID19 announced by Governor Raimondo.Measure: Increase screening rates for breast and colorectal cancer Time: 2 years
Description: Evaluate the impact of screening on timeliness of cancer care among these populations by comparing to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Performance Initiative (QOPI) guidelines in breast and colorectal cancer.Measure: Impact of screening on cancer care Time: 2 years
Description: Evaluate strategies of engagement in these communities as it relates to: -Social media platform (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) These metrics will be determined by social media statistics for engagement and the number of calls/queries to the designated information lines.Measure: Community Engagement Time: 2 Years
Description: Evaluate barriers to cancer screening in these populations as it particularly relates to COVID19.Measure: Barriers to cancer screening during COVID19. Time: 2 Years
Description: We will educate staff, community physicians and Rhode Island residents on the importance of cancer screening. We will use community-based partnerships to overcome distrust of institutions and develop an engaged community network. Long term academic goals include publication of data and successfully receiving local and federal funding for continued research.Measure: Educate the community on the importance of cancer screening Time: 5-10 years
Data processed on December 13, 2020.
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