Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. and the third most common annual cause of death due to cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening average-risk adults for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 and then regularly thereafter.
Current screening methods are time consuming and, in the case of colonoscopy, can be invasive. Meridian is enrolling adults age 60 to 84 years with no history of colorectal cancer for an investigational blood test intended for early detection of CRC.
Must be age 60 to 84
Must NOT have undergone a colonoscopy within the past 9 years
Must NOT have completed Cologuard or Epi proColon testing within the previous 3 years
Must NOT have a history of colorectal cancer
Must NOT have a known diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
May receive compensation for time and travel
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for you.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (912) 623-2240.
Meridian Clinical Research
1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 111
Rockville, MD 20854
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from this study?
You are not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for you and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I get a physical exam?
If you join the study, you will receive a physical exam. You may also receive specific exams or tests.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services.
Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.