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ASCO: Technology, Socioeconomic Factors Can Influence Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology held their annual meeting from June 4-8, 2021, where over 400 abstracts related to colorectal cancer (CRC) were presented. We at the Colon Cancer Foundation highlight some notable ones related to technological advancements, socioeconomic factors, and clinical care below.    Technological Advancements: Using AI to Predict CRC progression: What […]

Could the Western Diet Be a Risk Factor for EAO-CRC?

Early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO-CRC) rates have been steadily increasing in the U.S.. EAO-CRC, defined as colorectal cancer (CRC) found in patients under 50, has more than doubled since the 1990s. The recently concluded Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit hosted by the Colon Cancer Foundation gave global experts a platform to discuss the underlying factors […]

Use of FIT as a Way to Combat Decreased CRC Screening Due to COVID-19

Around this time in 2020, the novel coronavirus reared its ugly head. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-urgent surgical and medical procedures—including screening colonoscopies—were delayed, as recommended by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This postponement resulted in a 90% decrease in colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, a 32% decrease in CRC […]


Brett Walker, M.D., Awarded the 2021 Thomas K. Weber Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award

In February 2021, Brett Walker, M.D., became the 10th awardee of the Thomas K. Weber Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award, awarded by the Colon Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Society of Surgical Oncology. The award was renamed in 2020 after Thomas K. Weber, M.D. (1954-2019), founder and former president of the Colon Cancer Foundation. […]

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American College of Gastroenterology Updates Its CRC Screening Guidelines

March 2021 brought 21 updated recommendations and guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. While the American Cancer Society recommends CRC screening for those aged 45 and up, the ACG recommends regular CRC screening for those aged 50-75, which follows the current recommendations set by the U.S. Preventive Services […]