Karen Sepucha, PhD and Leigh Simmons, MD Approved for $2.2 Million in Research Funding for Promoting Informed Decisions about Cancer Screening in Older Adults (PRIMED Study)
Funds awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Drs. Sepucha and Simmons from the Health Decision Sciences Center (HDSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have been approved for a $2.2 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to address an important gap in our understanding of how to support clinicians and older patients in making good decisions about whether to continue colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The study, Promoting Informed Decisions about Cancer Screening in Older Adults (PRIMED Study), will advance our understanding of how to best communicate evidence of cancer screening benefits and harms to older adults and is well aligned with PCORI’s mission.