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The Right Colorectal Cancer Test for the Right Patient
Date:3/2/2010

Confusion surrounding screening options is especially alarming for African Americans, who have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer of any racial or ethnic group, and who face decreased survival compared with whites because early diagnosis is essential.

Physician Experts Available for Interviews

Please contact Jacqueline Gaulin at 301-263-9000 or jgaulin@acg.gi.org.  ACG experts can address:

  • Pros and Cons of various colorectal cancer screening methods, including colonoscopy, stool blood tests, and so-called "virtual" tests using CT scans of the abdomen
  • Emergence of new screening technologies such as fecal-immunochemical tests
  • Recent scientific developments in colorectal cancer prevention
  • Screening recommendations for average to high-risk individuals, particularly African-Americans.


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