NH Colonoscopy Registry
Help us find ways to improve screening and prevent colorectal cancer.
Concord Endoscopy Center and the physicians performing procedures at the center are working with the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, by participating in the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry. Many hospitals and endoscopy centers throughout New Hampshire participate in the study.
The primary goal of the study is to learn about how medical, environmental and inherited factors affect the incidence of colon cancer in New Hampshire. Although there may not be any direct benefits to you, the information you provide may benefit others in the future as the incidence of polyps and colon cancer are studied.
Over 120,000 people have participated since 2004.
Your personal information will be held in the strictest of confidence at Concord Endoscopy Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. De-identified statistical information (aggregate data) will be sent to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Your personal information is protected; however the Norris Cotton Cancer Center may use the statistical information to study the incidence and affects of colon polyps or colon cancer. Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you participate and change your mind after you leave the center, you may withdraw your information by contacting the NHCR Program Coordinator, Christina Robinson, at 603-653-3427.
Be included in the NH Colonoscopy Registry when you have your colonosopy.
You will be given information about the study and asked to read and sign the consent to participate when you arrive at the Concord Endoscopy Center. You will be asked to complete a short survey form at the time of the procedure and an additional survey may be mailed to you in about 4 weeks after your colonoscopy. If you have any questions about the survey, please ask your admitting nurse or physician at the center.