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VIDEO: Community-Based Rural Cancer Prevention Program Provides Free At-Home Screening Kit for Colorectal Cancer

Video by UK Research Media

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2014) — The University of Kentucky announced in July a $3.75 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a community-based colorectal cancer prevention initiative designed to promote better screening for the disease in rural areas.

The funding will provide free FIT kits, new at-home colorectal cancer screening tools, to local health departments and support outreach through UK's Rural Cancer Prevention Center over the next five years.

A new video by UK Research Media features cancer survivors, community leaders and medical experts discussing the project.