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Late-Stage CRC Spiked in Second Year of Pandemic

An analysis from Italy shows that during the second year of the pandemic, colorectal cancer (CRC) was diagnosed at more advanced stages, prompting concerns that this will translate to a dip in survival. Medscape Medical News

High-Quality Index Colonoscopies Pay Off for Low-Risk Patients

Later risk for advanced adenomas, serrated polyps, or colorectal cancer was lower for patients with an initial high-quality colonoscopy. MDedge News

Circulating Tumor DNA Test May Help Guide GI Cancer Management

A ctDNA test may be sensitive enough to assess tumor burden and help guide treatment plans for people with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. Medscape Medical News

Colonoscopy Lowers CRC Risk and Death, but Not by Much: NordICC

In an intention-to-screen analysis, 10-year results from the NordICC trial show that colonoscopy reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by only 18%. Medscape Medical News

Could Your Patients Benefit? New Trials in Noncolorectal GI Cancer

Several studies in noncolorectal GI cancers have started enrolling recently. Here's the 411 on those trials. Medscape Medical News

AI Tool May Improve Prediction of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence

The QuantCRC algorithm can identify subsets of patients with colorectal cancer who may not need chemotherapy and who may need more intensive treatment. Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Selpercatinib for Adults With RET Fusion+ Solid Tumors

The approval expands the drug label to include a variety of RET-positive tumor types, including pancreatic and colorectal cancers. FDA Approvals

Pandemic-Related CRC Screening Delays Affect Older Adults Most

Because previously unscreened 65-year-olds lose the most benefit from delayed colorectal cancer screenings, they should be prioritized when access is reduced. Medscape Medical News

Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Cancer Risk in Minority Women

Black and Latina women who follow guidelines on nutrition and physical activity have a lower risk of developing breast, colorectal, and other obesity-related cancers. Medscape Medical News

Visceral Obesity Linked to Higher Incidence of CRC

A preprint study indicates that high-risk patients may benefit from colorectal cancer screening. First Look

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