• Colorectal cancer screening rates are below the nationwide target, regardless of state, age, or ethnicity1,2,a and lag behind screening for other cancers.1

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  • Early detection of CRC has been shown to significantly decrease mortality.1

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  • National guidelines recommend shared decision-making related to choice of colorectal cancer screening modalities,3-6,b as evidence has shown that this strategy may improve screening rates.7

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References

American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer facts & figures 2020-2022. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2020.

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. 80% in every community. Accessed November 17, 2021. http://nccrt.org/

Davidson KW, Barry MJ, Mangione CM, et al. Screening for colorectal cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2021;325(19):1965-1977.

Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Colorectal Cancer Screening V.2.2021. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2022. All rights reserved. Accessed February 23, 2022. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to NCCN.org.

Wolf AMD, Fontham ETH, Church TR, et al. Colorectal cancer screening for average-risk adults: 2018 guideline update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2018;68(4):250-281.

Shaukat A, Kahl CJ, Burke CA, et al. ACG clinical guidelines: colorectal cancer screening 2021. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021;116:458-479.

Inadomi JM, Vijan S, Janz NK, et al. Adherence to colorectal cancer screening: a randomized clinical trial of competing strategies. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(7):575-582.

 

Footnotes

The NCCRT has established the goal of 80% of adults ages ≥50 being regularly screened for CRC.

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Last Updated: 3/1/2022