Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI)

Do you have newly diagnosed colon or rectal cancer?

Did you (or will you) have a surgical resection after January 1, 2013?

If you answered Yes to the above questions, you could be eligible for a FREE study to determine if you have an inherited form of colorectal cancer.


Through the efforts of the community and funding support from Pelotonia, the OSUCCC – James has formed Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI), a collaboration among many hospitals throughout the state to reduce illness and death due to colorectal cancer in Ohio. Through this initiative, all individuals in Ohio who are newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer will be screened for the most common type of inherited colon cancer (Lynch syndrome). Screening all colorectal cancers for Lynch syndrome, also known as Universal Screening for Lynch syndrome, will help provide correct screening recommendations for high-risk individuals and their families, as well as access to genetic counseling and testing. 

Click here​​ for a downloadable flyer about the study.

Click here​ for a PDF about Lynch Syndrome.


For more information, call Ilene Comeras Lattimer, RN, OCN, CCRC, at 614-293-7832 or via email at Ilene.Lattimer@osumc.edu.                                         

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu