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Following state health reform

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer

Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses
Among obese individuals

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients

Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity
Lower-gastrointestinal bleeding is associated with high risks for colorectal cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulation therapy

GI Bleeding in OAC-Treated A-Fib Patients Indicates CRC Risk

Lower-GI bleeding tied to high absolute risks for CRC in patients receiving oral anticoagulants for a-fib
There are steep incidence increases in colorectal cancer from age 49 to 50 years

Steep Increase Seen in Incidence of CRC From Age 49 to 50 Years

Increases seen across the U.S., in men and women, in whites and blacks, for colon and rectal cancers
For postmenopausal women with colorectal cancer (CRC)

Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC

Low and moderate perceived social support linked to higher mortality in postmenopausal women with CRC
For patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

QoL Extended With Atezolizumab + Bevacizumab in Liver Cancer

And, triplet and doublet drug regimens delay decline in quality of life in BRAF V600E metastatic CRC
Worse outcomes are seen for young adult patients with colorectal cancer living in the lowest income and education areas

Disparities Seen in Outcomes for Young Adults With CRC

Risk for death higher for those from lowest versus highest income and education areas
Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk for colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality
A polygenic risk score

Polygenic Risk Score More Strongly Linked to Early-Onset CRC

Strongest association seen for participants without a first-degree family history of colorectal cancer
For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Continuing Full Induction Regimen Not Beneficial in Metastatic CRC

Maintenance therapy shows benefit versus observation in terms of PFS but not overall survival