Grant Received for Colorectal Screenings in Region 8

UAMS has received a $2.5 million grant to provide Colorectal Cancer screenings and education in St. Francis and Mississippi counties.

The Rockefeller Cancer Institute will administer the program to help increase the number of residents who are screened.

The program will also include testing kits for residents to use at home.

Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that involves the colon and rectum and UAMS estimates that over 1,500 new cases of Colorectal Cancer will be diagnosed in Arkansas this year alone.

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