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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses
Age-Specific Risk Factors for Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer, 1981–2013
Expiration Date: August 23, 2019
Epidemiologic studies have identified an increase in colorectal cancer among younger adults. By using a statewide population-based cancer registry, this study examines sociodemographic and clinical disparities in colorectal cancer and characterizes advanced-stage colorectal cancer risk factors with specific attention to age-specific risk factors.
CDC Medscape Expert Commentaries
Seeking High-Quality Cancer Care for Everyone
by Hannah Weir, PhD, September 17, 2018
The good news is that survival in the United States is among the highest in the world. However, the data also told a troubling story about the disproportionate burden of lower cancer survival experienced by black Americans. These inequalities represent a large and growing number of potentially avoidable premature deaths.
Blog Posts: Helpful Tips for Doctors
Screening at the right age can find colorectal cancer before it starts, but some people still don’t go for many reasons. A CDC-funded program in New Hampshire created a way to overcome the problems patients had getting screened.
Patients receiving chemotherapy are at risk for developing infections that may lead to hospitalization, disruptions in chemotherapy schedules, and even death. Outpatient oncology facilities can use the Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings to standardize and improve infection prevention practices.