CRC incidence spikes between ages 49 and 50 years

A steep increase in incidence of colorectal cancer among patients aged between 49 and 50 years may suggest that many cases go undetected in younger patients before they reach routine, average-risk screening at age 50 years, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.“Given the current debate over colorectal cancer screening at age 45 vs. 50, we felt it would be revealing to conduct an incidence rate analysis by yearly-age, as opposed to age range blocks (30-39, 40-49, etc.) as has been done in prior studies,” Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, director of the GI Hereditary Cancer andRead More

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