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The incremental diagnostic yield of Lynch syndrome screening decreases substantially after age 70 to 75 years

Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age

Incremental diagnostic yield decreases substantially after 70 to 75 years; LS is rare after 80 years
Whites in Western states are experiencing the most rapid increase in early-onset colorectal cancer

Early-Onset CRC Rising Fastest for Whites in Western States

Neither increases in prevalence of obesity nor heavy alcohol consumption correlated with CRC trends
Use of statins before or after colorectal cancer diagnosis is linked to a lower risk for premature death

Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death

Taking statins before or after cancer diagnosis cuts all-cause and cancer-related deaths
Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing among young adults in certain high-income countries

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing in Younger Adults

Despite overall decline or stabilization, increase seen for young adults in some high-income countries
Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging could be a quicker alternative to multimodality staging of colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer

Whole-Body MRI Accurate for Staging Colorectal Cancer, NSCLC

No difference in sensitivity or specificity for whole-body MRI, standard pathway for staging
As the clinic day progresses

Rate of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day

Rate of patient completion of cancer screening tests also decreases with appointment later in the day
Administration of a single dose of oral aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase test sensitivity for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasms

Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID’ing CRC

Sensitivity not significantly increased in aspirin versus placebo group at two cutoffs
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a lower risk for incident lung and colorectal cancer and with a lower risk for all-cause mortality among those diagnosed with lung and colorectal cancer

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC

For those diagnosed with lung cancer, CRC, higher CRF tied to lower risk for subsequent death
Financial incentives do not increase response rates among patients mailed at-home colorectal cancer screening tests

Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests

$10 incentives used in the study may have been too small to garner a response
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have an increased risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia

Colorectal Neoplasia Risk Up for Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Prevalence higher for advanced adenomas, advanced serrated lesions, serrated polyposis syndrome