Two recent studies used simulations to try to optimize screening strategies for colorectal cancer. ... They found that biennial FIT screening with no surveillance reduced colorectal cancer mortality by 50.4% compared with no screening or surveillance.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that adults 45 years and older with an average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) undergo regular screening, according to an updated guideline. ... 2. Clinicians should individualize colorectal cancer screening
Mailing fecal immunochemical tests to patients due for colorectal cancer screening increased screening uptake
In addition, more participants at intervention clinics than usual care clinics completed any colorectal cancer screening (18.3% vs. ... The success of this intervention should encourage health centers to engage clinicians and patients to increase
Patients may be reluctant to stop low-value screening for colorectal cancer, even when the potential lack of benefit is explained, a recent study found. ... Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan surveyed veterans to
An accompanying commentary noted that the surprising findings might be partly explained by the interrelated nature of various diseases, including colorectal cancer, and their risk factors. ... I fear that tasking such programmes, let alone screening in
Initiating screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) at age 45 years rather than 50 years would likely be cost-effective, but it would cost more than some alternative strategies for increasing screening ... Researchers used a validated Markov model to study
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer issued updated recommendations this month on screening for colorectal cancer. ... The task force does not suggest Septin9 for colorectal cancer screening (weak recommendation, low-quality evidence).
Each 5-g/d increase was associated with 18% lower colorectal cancer-specific mortality and 14% lower all-cause mortality. ... Eating more fiber was associated with better survival among patients with nonmetastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), a recent study
result and follow-up colonoscopy was associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. ... Overall, 2, 003 patients had a colorectal cancer diagnosis, and 445 had advanced-stage disease.
Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are effective for screening for colorectal cancer when used annually by average-risk, asymptomatic adults, a meta-analysis found. ... screening guidelines. Physicians should be educated about the advantages of FIT in