5 recent CRC developments

Here are five recent findings and guidelines related to colorectal cancer:

Study: CRC screening rates increased since 2008, but disparities exist

Colorectal cancer screening rates have increased since 2008, yet racial and ethnic disparities are limiting further advancement, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

International guideline recommends against universal CRC screening

A new internationally developed guideline recommends against screening all people aged 50 to 79 years for colorectal cancer, instead recommending that only individuals of elevated risk undergo a screening test. 

Study: Additional screening test option didn't increase CRC screening rates

Presenting patients with a choice of screening options didn't result in more patients getting screened for colorectal cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Colonoscopies don't increase mortality rates pre-, postprocedure, study finds

While colonoscopies don't increase mortality rates before or after a procedure, they may increase unplanned hospitalizations, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Early-onset CRC rates still on the rise in most countries

Early-onset colorectal cancer rates continue to increase globally, according to a study published in Gut.

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