Recent coverage explores how to increase colorectal cancer screening

Overall colorectal cancer screening rates in the U.S. have increased in recent years but continue to lag behind goal levels, a cover story in the January ACP Internist reported.

A January cover story in ACP Internist explored ways to increase colorectal cancer screening. While modern interventions, such as fecal blood test outreach and patient navigation, appear to more effectively increase uptake compared to traditional visit-based opportunistic screening, individual physicians have a large role to play in colorectal cancer prevention. Read the story to find out what gastroenterologists and physician-researchers recommend for internists who want to improve their patient-counseling techniques and increase screening rates.