Model shows lower age of screening initiation, stool tests improve CRC outcomes

Moving the age of first colorectal cancer screening to 45 years – even when recognizing real-world imperfect adherence – showed improved incidence and outcomes in a model presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting.“The take homes were that starting screening at age 45 resulted in increases in life-years gained and decreases in in cancer incidence and cancer death compared to starting at age 50,” Deborah A. Fisher, MD, MHS, of Duke University, said in an interview. “This was true with perfect adherence to screening, but it was also trueRead More

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