Q&A: Personalized care, outreach key to boosting CRC screening among Hispanic patients

In 2021, an estimated 16,500 Hispanic men and women were diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum and about 4,700 Hispanic individuals died from the disease.Hispanics represent the largest and one of the fastest growing minority populations in the U.S. and have lower survival from colorectal cancer than non-Hispanic whites. Mortality from CRC dropped by 15.1% among non-Hispanic whites from 2000 to 2011 but by only 5.9% among Hispanics. Currently, CRC is the second most common malignancy among Hispanics in the U.S., and low CRC screening rates in this group are a contributor.EarlyRead More

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