Early-onset CRC screening may be guided by genetic risk score

A risk score built from nearly 100 genetic variants commonly associated with colorectal cancer may help identify younger individuals who would benefit the most from preventive measures and early screening, according to research published in Gastroenterology.Alexi N. Archambault, MPH, of the division of epidemiology at New York University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote that there is a need for a new strategy to optimize CRC prevention among individuals younger than 50 years, among whom the incidence is on the rise.“Weighing against the potential benefits of CRC early detectionRead More

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