for people ages 50-70 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Judith Walsh



This clinical trial studies how well PreView, preventive video education, works in increasing rates of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, improving participants' stage of change with respect to age appropriate cancer screening and increasing patient-provider discussions about prostate cancer screening.



  1. To determine the extent to which PreView increases the likelihood that primary care patient participants will receive mammograms, pap tests, colon cancer tests or prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing discussions with primary care physicians compared with participants who receive usual care.

II. To determine the extent that PreView increases participants' readiness to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer or colorectal cancer (CRC) compared with usual care.

III. To determine the extent that PreView increases the likelihood that PSA testing will be discussed in primary care physician visits compared with usual care.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized into 1 of 2 groups.

GROUP I: Patients complete PreView, the Video Doctor plus Provider Alert, over 45 minutes on an iPad in the waiting room before a doctor visit.

GROUP II: Patients watch a video about healthy lifestyles including information about exercise and healthy eating over 45 minutes on an iPad in the waiting room before a doctor visit.


Health Status Unknown Computer-Assisted Intervention


You can join if…

Open to people ages 50-70

  • Without a history of cancer

You CAN'T join if...

  • With a history of cancer (for whom subsequent procedures would be surveillance and not screening)
  • Individuals who do not speak English or Spanish (except for the testimonials)


  • UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
    Concord California 94520 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Judith Walsh
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Walsh is a primary care physician practicing at UCSF Women's Health Primary Care Clinic. Her focus is on disease prevention and women's health. Research Interests: Dr. Walsh's research focuses on disease prevention and on implementing cancer screening interventions in primary care practice.


in progress, not accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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