Offering a blood test as a secondary option boosts CRC screening by nearly twofold

Compared with reoffering colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical test alone, offering a blood test as a secondary option resulted in a nearly twofold increase in colorectal cancer screening in veterans who had declined first-line screening.“We know screening prevents colorectal cancer, but participation in screening is suboptimal,” Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and population health at NYU Langone Health, told Healio. “Compared to widely used screening modalities such as colonoscopy and stool-based testing, a blood test has certain advantages: It isRead More