Colorectal Cancer

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Results of Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening Not Affected by NSAIDs, Aspirin, or Anticoagulants [POEMs]

The use of aspirin, NSAIDs, and oral anticoagulants has no clinically important effects on the positive predictive value of FIT in a screening population.

Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening, Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, Eczema, Routine Screening for Children [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Aspirin for Colon Cancer Risk Prevention [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Daily low-dose aspirin can be offered to patients older than 50 years for colon cancer prevention.

Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers]

This meta-analysis provides high-quality evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testing both reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer. The study did not provide a clear answer regarding a superior screening modality, so the decision to choose one test over another should b...

Jul 1, 2019 Issue
mSEPT9 (Epi proColon) Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Epi proColon is a blood test used for the detection of the methylated septin 9 (mSEPT9) gene. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for colorectal cancer screening in people at average risk who have declined first-line screening tests.

May 15, 2019 Issue
FIT Has Similar Yield as Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer and Advanced Adenoma Over 10 Years [POEMs]

Over a 10-year period, the rates of detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas using FIT are similar to those seen in studies of screening colonoscopy. This does not prove that FIT reduces morbidity and mortality due to CRC as effectively as colonoscopy.

Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk [Practice Guidelines]

To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.

Jun 15, 2018 Issue
FIT More Acceptable with Better Detection Rate Than gFOBT for Colorectal Cancer Screening [POEMs]

FIT is more sensitive and specific than the older guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests (gFOBTs) when screening for colorectal cancer. We now know that it is also more acceptable to patients and increases uptake in a centrally administered screening program.

May 15, 2018 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention [Article]

Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended in average-risk adults 50 to 75 years of age. Several methods are available, with different benefits, harms, burdens, and costs. Review the options for stool-based screening tests and direct visualization tests, as well as the most effective prevention strategies.

Mar 1, 2018 Issue
Care of the Colorectal Cancer Survivor [Article]

Colorectal cancer has a five-year survival rate of 65%, and family physicians are likely to encounter colorectal cancer survivors in their practice. Learn about the latest guidelines from the American Cancer Society on surveillance, health promotion, screening for other malignancies, and management of treatment effects in these patients.

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