Colorectal Cancer

Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence.

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Fecal occult blood testing reduces colorectal cancer mortality by 16 percent. Annual testing and rehydration of samples increases testing sensitivity but also increases the number of false-positive results.

Sep 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Recommends Increased Awareness for Colorectal Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The CDC recommends continued measures to encourage screening to reduce mortality rates from colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compared data from the 2002 and 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys to determine the number of persons r...

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Calcium and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Combined evidence from two clinical trials of calcium supplementation lasting for several years revealed a reduced rate of recurrent colorectal adenoma. However, evidence is insufficient to recommend supplementation with dietary calcium for patients who have never had an adenoma.

Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: MB is a 51-year-old woman who visits you for a refill of her antihypertensive medication. Noticing that she has not been screened for colorectal cancer, you inquire about her family history and conduct a pertinent review of systems, both of which are unremarkable.

Dec 15, 2002 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.

Jul 15, 2002 Issue
Recent Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention [Article]

Colorectal cancer is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Studies published in the early 1990s, showing that screening for colorectal cancer can reduce colorectal cancer-related mortality, led many organizations to recommend screening in asymptomatic, average-ri...

Apr 1, 2001 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy [Article]

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: SE is a 69-year-old man who has never been screened for colorectal cancer. After conducting a history and physical examination, it appears that he is not at high risk for colorectal cancer.

Jun 1, 1999 Issue
Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Early Detection [Article]

Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A collaborativ...

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