The Promoting Informed Decisions about Cancer Screening in Older Adults (PRIMED Study) is a research study being done by Drs. Karen Sepucha and Leigh Simmons with a team at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with Drs. Kathleen Fairfield and Neil Korsen with a team at Maine Medical Center.

The purpose of the study is to learn more about how doctors and patients talk about colon cancer screening (for example, a colonoscopy, stool test, or no further testing options, etc.).

We want to thank you for completing the PRIMED Study surveys. By getting involved, you are helping to answer an important question about how we give patients information, so they can make better, informed decisions about whether to continue or stop colon cancer screening. Your participation is important and valued.

The study is going well and we have more than 300 patients in the study at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Maine Medical Center. Our goal is to reach 500 patients.