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Deborah Cragun speaks and presents research at Lynch Syndrome Screening meeting

| Community & Family Health, Monday Letter, Students

University of South Florida College of Public Health doctoral candidate Deborah Cragun recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute. The award allowed her to travel to Boston where she was invited to talk on “Models of Dissemination and Implementation Research” at the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network Meeting on October 27.

Ms. Cragun was the primary author on two poster presentations in collaboration with researchers from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.  The research was entitled “Influence of Cost on Patient Interest in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer:  Implications for University Tumor Screening,” and “A Statewide Survey of Practitioners to Assess Recommendations and Clinical Practices Regarding Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

Ms. Cragun is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Community of Family Health at the University of South Florida College of Public Health.