Race, gender, and colorectal cancer screening

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in asymptomatic, average-risk populations can reduce mortality and incidence of CRC. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Multi-Society Task Force all recommend initiation of screening at the age of 50 yr for men and women of all races, with an identical menu of screening options. However, there are important differences in risk based on gender, race, and ethnicity. These differences could influence the timing of initiation of screening, and the most optimal form of screening test. This commentary discusses the basis for these differences, and proposes that we should consider customization of screening based on gender, race, and ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2756-2758
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

Fingerprint

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Advisory Committees
Mortality
Incidence
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

Cite this

Race, gender, and colorectal cancer screening. / Lieberman, David.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 100, No. 12, 12.2005, p. 2756-2758.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8e957e6ec0be4c18945f330f5848d265,
title = "Race, gender, and colorectal cancer screening",
abstract = "Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in asymptomatic, average-risk populations can reduce mortality and incidence of CRC. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Multi-Society Task Force all recommend initiation of screening at the age of 50 yr for men and women of all races, with an identical menu of screening options. However, there are important differences in risk based on gender, race, and ethnicity. These differences could influence the timing of initiation of screening, and the most optimal form of screening test. This commentary discusses the basis for these differences, and proposes that we should consider customization of screening based on gender, race, and ethnicity.",
author = "David Lieberman",
year = "2005",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.00352.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "100",
pages = "2756--2758",
journal = "American Journal of Gastroenterology",
issn = "0002-9270",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Race, gender, and colorectal cancer screening

AU - Lieberman, David

PY - 2005/12

Y1 - 2005/12

N2 - Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in asymptomatic, average-risk populations can reduce mortality and incidence of CRC. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Multi-Society Task Force all recommend initiation of screening at the age of 50 yr for men and women of all races, with an identical menu of screening options. However, there are important differences in risk based on gender, race, and ethnicity. These differences could influence the timing of initiation of screening, and the most optimal form of screening test. This commentary discusses the basis for these differences, and proposes that we should consider customization of screening based on gender, race, and ethnicity.

AB - Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in asymptomatic, average-risk populations can reduce mortality and incidence of CRC. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Multi-Society Task Force all recommend initiation of screening at the age of 50 yr for men and women of all races, with an identical menu of screening options. However, there are important differences in risk based on gender, race, and ethnicity. These differences could influence the timing of initiation of screening, and the most optimal form of screening test. This commentary discusses the basis for these differences, and proposes that we should consider customization of screening based on gender, race, and ethnicity.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33644831030&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33644831030&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.00352.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.00352.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 16393231

AN - SCOPUS:33644831030

VL - 100

SP - 2756

EP - 2758

JO - American Journal of Gastroenterology

JF - American Journal of Gastroenterology

SN - 0002-9270

IS - 12

ER -