Serrated Polyps Plus Conventional Adenomas May Mean Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer (image) Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Dartmouth researchers found that while people with serrated polyps were at increased risk for future serrated polyps, they were not at risk for future high-risk adenomas. Not surprisingly, people with high-risk adenomas were at increased risk for high-risk adenomas. However, they made a novel observation that people with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas had a risk for future high-risk adenomas that was substantially higher than even people with high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer and may benefit from closer surveillance such as increased frequency of colonoscopies. Credit Joseph Anderson, et al. Usage Restrictions With permission of the author, Joseph Anderson. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.