Accepted for Publication: April 14, 2013.
Published Online: August 5, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9294.
Study concept and design: Gupta, Rockey, Carter, Ahn, Kashner, Argenbright, Sugg Skinner.
Acquisition of data:Gupta, Hammons, Koch, Valdez.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Gupta, Halm, Rockey, Hammons, Koch, Carter, Valdez, Tong, Ahn, Kashner, Argenbright, Tiro, Geng, Pruitt, Sugg Skinner.
Drafting of the manuscript: Gupta, Rockey.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gupta, Halm, Rockey, Hammons, Koch, Carter, Valdez, Tong, Ahn, Kashner, Argenbright, Tiro, Geng, Pruitt, Sugg Skinner.
Statistical analysis: Tong, Ahn, Kashner.
Obtained funding: Gupta, Rockey, Sugg Skinner.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Gupta, Rockey, Hammons, Koch, Carter, Valdez, Argenbright, Geng, Sugg Skinner.
Study supervision: Gupta, Halm, Rockey.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for this research was provided in part by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, grant PP100039 (Dr Gupta); the National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant 1 KL2 RR024983-01, through the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the NIH and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research; and NIH/National Cancer Institute grant 1U54CA163308-01 (Dr Skinner).
Role of the Sponsors: The funding sources had no role in the design, execution, analysis, stopping decision, interpretation, or reporting of this study.
Additional Contributions: We would like to thank the staff at JPS and Moncrief Cancer Institute for invaluable assistance with organizing and delivering outreach activities. Specific thanks to Rohan Clark, MD, Mark Koch, MD, Shilpa Madadi, MD, and Sangameshwar Reddy, MD for performing program-related colonoscopies, and Maria Asprilla, MD, for assisting with precolonoscopy visit assessments. We also thank Adam Loewen, for providing and developing the study and tracking database; Sue Crabtree, for assistance with acquiring administrative data for analysis; Helen Landico, and the Polymedco Corporation for providing FIT kits for distribution and materials for FIT processing; Josephine Fowler, MD, and Karshena Valsin, at the JPS Institutional Review Board for assistance with study review and management.
Additional Information: The full trial protocol is available on request.