The Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study
The Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study (MINN) was a three arm randomized screening study designed to test if colorectal cancer mortality rates could be reduced through the use of periodic screenings. The two screening arms were screened either annually or biennially (every two years). Participants in the two screening arms were asked to submit six hemoccult slides, two smears from three consecutive stools. After 13 years of follow-up, the study concluded that there was a substantial reduction in mortality and that annual screens saw the largest improvement.
This website is organized into several sections as follows.
- Learn About
This describes the trial, explaining how and what data were collected. The main findings of the trial can be found here.
This page has detailed documentation of the datasets available on this website, including data dictionaries.
- Approved Projects
Search through approved projects that used this trial's data.
Search through published articles on this trial's data.
Begin a new Project
Learn how to access the available datasets.
- Submit a project proposal.
- Brief review by NCI.
- Complete a Data Transfer Agreement.
- Receive access to datasets.
- Contact Us
If you have any questions about the data or access to it, please contact us.