Researchers identify higher rates of young-onset CRC mortality in Midwest, Great Lakes regions

Researchers have discovered geographic patterns of mortality rates among patients with young-onset colorectal cancer in the United States, according to findings published in Gastroenterology.Using CRC-specific mortality data from 3,036 U.S. counties from 1999 to 2019, researchers at the Lerner Research Institute and the Center for Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer at Cleveland Clinic categorized patients by age at diagnosis and adjusted for young-onset CRC risk factors and prognostic indicators. They identified new young-onset CRC mortality hot spots in the Midwest and northeastern Great LakesRead More

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