SPECIAL FOCUS ISSUE: Early-onset colorectal cancer

Written by Francesca Lake, Future Science Group

colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality rates are decreasing for those over the age of 50; however, the story is different for the under 50s, with the rate of CRC increased by 1.4% per year in the under 50s age group according to recent data from the American Cancer Society. Clearly, something needs to be done in this age group – both to understand this seemingly distinct disease and work towards decreasing incidence and mortality.

A recent special issue, brought to you by the journal Colorectal Cancer and Guest Editor Franklin G Berger (Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA) has brought together researchers, thought-leaders and advocates to provide up-to-date perspectives regarding early-onset CRC, its epidemiology and origin.

From patient perspectives through the implications of the gut microbiome and new care models, you can find the full table of contents, all available open access, at: https://www.futuremedicine.com/toc/crc/9/3

We hope you enjoy the issue.