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AGA journals highlight seminal new CRC research

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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In support of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month, the American Gastroenterological Association would like to highlight important new CRC research appearing in the March issues of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Gastroenterology.

For access to any of these studies or other studies, or to speak with a CRC expert, please contact media@gastro.org or call 301-272-1603.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

Gastroenterology:

Facts about colorectal cancer:

  • CRC is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the U.S.
  • For average-risk persons, CRC screening should start at age 50 and continue until age 75.
  • One in three adults is not being screened for CRC as recommended.
  • Twenty-three million Americans are not up-to-date on CRC screening.
  • More than half the patients who will die of colorectal cancer this year could have been saved by early screening.
  • Ninety percent of people live five or more years when CRC is found early through testing.

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    About the AGA Institute

    The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. http://www.gastro.org.

    About Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    The mission of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology is to provide readers with a broad spectrum of themes in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. This monthly peer-reviewed journal includes original articles as well as scholarly reviews, with the goal that all articles published will be immediately relevant to the practice of gastroenterology and hepatology. For more information, visit http://www.cghjournal.org.

    About Gastroenterology

    Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit http://www.gastrojournal.org.

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