Only two-thirds of patients with young-onset CRC receive referrals for genetic counseling

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Although 20% of patients with young-onset colorectal cancer have pathogenic germline variants, less than two-thirds receive referrals for genetic counseling, according to a data from the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“The incidence of colorectal cancer among patients under the age of 50 has been steadily increasing over the last two decades,” Hareem Syed, MD, from Cleveland Clinic, told Healio. “Identifying hereditary cancer syndromes is important because cancer can then be prevented in patients and their relatives through frequent endoscopicRead More

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