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Family history-based guidelines could improve early detection of colorectal cancer

Written by Rachel Jenkins, Future Science Group

Researchers from the University of California (CA, USA) have estimated the potential impact of family history-based guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The findings, recently published in CANCER, suggest that following these guidelines may improve young onset CRC detection and prevention. Globally, CRC rates are rising in adults under 50 years of age. In our recent interview with Ajay Goel, he discusses the impact that this has on CRC detection, prevention and screening. Current guidelines recommend early screening for CRC among individuals with a family history of the disease. To investigate the importance of these guidelines, in this study researchers...

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