ACG updates CRC screening guidelines from 2009 to increase screening rates

ACG recently published new colorectal cancer recommendations for 2021 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.The last published recommendations for CRC screening were from 2009.“CRC screening rates must be optimized to reach the aspirational target of 80%. Substantial reductions can be made by achieving high rates of adherence and providing fail safe systems to decrease barriers through the spectrum of care from a positive non-colonoscopy test to colonoscopy to complete the screening process,” Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, from division of gastroenterology, MinneapolisRead More

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