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Colon Cancer Screening Study

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The purpose of this research study is to see if urine, stool or blood can be used to find colon cancer as early or earlier than colonoscopy can.


Cancer, Digestion, Elderly, Men's Health, Older Adults, Women's Health





50 - 99 years


Study Population

Adults 50 years old and older who are scheduled to undergo a screening colonoscopy at UNC in the next 4 months.


John Baron
Research Professor

For questions, contact:

Kaylynn McAllister
(919) 843-9558

Recruitment Period End

March 26, 2019


Primary Location
Clinical & Translational Research Center
Burnett-Womack Building, 160 Dental Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Secondary Location
Hillsborough Clinic
460 Waterstone Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 50 - 99 years

Participant qualification(s) Adults 50 years of age or older who are undergoing their first ever screening colonoscopy or adults age 70 and older with a colonoscopy at least 9.5 years ago.

Not eligible if: History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rectal bleeding in the last month; Positive FOBT or FIT in the past year; Having any part of your colon removed; HIV or Hepatitis B or C; Known or suspected HNPCC (Lynch Syndrome) or FAP; Any cancer within 5 years prior to enrollment except squamous cell or Basal cell skin cancer; Prior history of colon cancer or rectal cancer.

Number of Visits

    » 1 In person visit(s)

    1 screening

    » 1 Remote visit(s)

    1 phone

Participation Period

16 months


$75 Check and $25 gift card

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