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Knowledge of individual risk did not increase colorectal cancer screening adherence

October 20, 2014

Receipt of individualized genetic and environmental risk assessments did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates, even among study participants whose assessments showed they were at elevated risk for the disease, according to results of a randomized, controlled trial.

David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, director of gastroenterology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and colleagues sought to evaluate whether a genetic and environmental risk assessment would improve screening adherence in 783 adults who were considered at average risk for colorectal cancer but were not regularly undergoing screening at baseline.

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FDA grants fast track designation to TAS-102 for mCRC

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A 54-year-old woman with bilateral hydronephrosis

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Nomogram predicted recurrence risk among women who underwent APBI

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Jessica Wobb, MD, senior resident in radiation oncology at Beaumont Health System in Birmingham, Mich., describes how…
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