50-75 year olds needed for Colon Cancer survey

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 03:53 PM

UNC researchers will be in Rutherford County conducting a survey about colon cancer screening this winter and  are looking for people who are low-income ($45,000/yr or less) and 50 -75 years old.

The purpose of the survey is to find out how people make decisions about being screened for colon cancer. The survey will take 30-45 minutes to complete and all participants will receive a $35 gift card.

Death rates from colon cancer are high in Rutherford County and UNC-Chapel Hill is conducting this research study to increase rates of colon cancer screening.  By learning how people decide whether or not to be tested, researchers plan to develop ways to increase screening for colon cancer and reduce the number of people who die from it.

If you are interested in taking the survey, call 828-318-3361 or e-mail screenforcancer@unc.edu to find out if you are eligible and to set up an appointment.

Here's a list of times and places for colon cancer surveys in Rutherford County:

January 24, 11 am – 6  pm, Ingles in Forest City                    

January 25,  11 am – 6 pm,  Ingles in Lake Lure 

February 1, 10 am – 4 pm, Walmart in Forest City

February 9, 8:30 am, 12 p.m., Forest City Flea Market