Steady rise in early-onset colorectal cancer among Blacks calls for renewed outreach

Black individuals have the highest incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer of any racial or ethnic group in the United States.Colorectal cancer has the third most diagnosed cancer in the U.S., with a 20% higher incidence among Black individuals compared with their white counterparts.Moreover, Black patients tend to present at a younger age and with more advanced tumors, and with a higher incidence of proximal colorectal cancer, which is known to respond poorly to standard treatment and has poorer outcomes.As researchers have flagged an alarming increase of early-onset colorectalRead More

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