FIT kits allow patients to mail in stool samples to screen for colon cancer. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center

A program that asks patients to mail in stool samples to screen for colon cancer is an effective way to expand screenings to underserved and underinsured communities and offers an alternative to in-person testing during the pandemic, according to a study conducted by UT Southwestern.

In an article published recently in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, UT Southwestern physicians identified nine for effective mail-in screening campaigns, which can take the place of invasive, unpopular colonoscopies.

While doctors