The Alliance for Colorectal Testing (ACT) project aims to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) for asymptomatic patients at average risk and referral directly to colonoscopy for increased risk patients. Primary care clinics are expected to offer a take-home Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) tests to their patients who are uninsured and/or who have low-income. This CRCS program provides for payment of costs related to the FIT test, follow-up colonoscopy and polypectomy if needed. This comprehensive approach is supported by robust coordination of service providers involved in colonoscopy provision and navigation services for patients. The ACT project receives funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
For a list of participating clinics, visit the Texas Cancer Information colorectal cancer screening services page, Where can I get screened for colon cancer?.
ACT Colorectal Cancer Screening Coalition
MD Anderson annually convenes a statewide Colorectal Cancer Screening (CRCS) Coalition with the aim of identifying best practices and barriers to successful implementation of CRCS programs in Texas and the status of fulfillment of the 2012 Texas Cancer Plan related to CRC. The participants examine the statewide CRC burden and identify gaps in screening. Resources, other than CPRIT funding, are identified for the implementation of additional regional coalitions.