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For patients with colorectal cancer after curative surgery

Surveillance Frequency Doesn’t Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

And, intensity of imaging surveillance not linked to time to detection of colorectal cancer recurrence
For patients undergoing resection of colorectal liver metastases

V600E BRAF Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC Liver Mets

Worse overall, disease-free survival with V600E BRAF versus KRAS mutation in colorectal liver metastases
Participants with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy have increased risk of developing colorectal cancer relative to those with no adenoma

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy

Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy
The introduction of public reporting of surgeon specific 90-day postoperative mortality in elective colorectal cancer surgery is associated with a reduction in observed 90-day mortality

Reporting Outcomes Per Surgeon Tied to Drop in CRC Sx Mortality

Reduction in mortality with intro of public reporting of surgeon specific 90-day post-op mortality
Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in men

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men

Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs. controls in women
Compared to patients with private insurance

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage
Adherence to the American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors is associated with improved survival for patients with stage III colon cancer

Adherence to ACS Guidelines Linked to Survival in Colon Cancer

Lower risk of death, improved disease-free survival for ACS guideline score of 5 to 6 versus 0 to 1
The prevalence of depression and anxiety are increased among survivors of colorectal cancer

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRC

Older age, being male linked to less anxiety, more depression; less anxiety, depression with marriage
For patients with stage III colon cancer

3, 6 Month Adjuvant CAPOX Equally Effective for Colon Cancer

FOLFOX therapy for 6 months had higher disease-free survival rate compared to 3 months of treatment
Improving colorectal cancer screening rates among lower-income populations requires addressing structural

Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Poor Identified

Structural barriers included economic, health care, and health educational resources