UChicago's Center For Asian Health Equity Awarded $4.25M CDC Grant To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved and rural communities in Illinois. The University of Chicago said Illinois Colorectal Cancer Alliance to Reduce Mortality and Enhance Screening (IL-CARES) builds on the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program Cook County Colon Cancer Alliance to Reignite and Enhance Screening program, which worked with community health centers and select rural local health departments to address colorectal cancer disparities and increase screening rates up to 30 percent at partnering health systems.