The chances of surviving colorectal cancer (CRC) that has already spread to other parts of the body by the time it is diagnosed are much better today than they were in the late 1990s – but only for certain racial, ethnic, and age groups in the United States.
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American Cancer Society staff epidemiologist, Peter T. Campbell, PhD, finds that type 2 diabetes and insulin use are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer in men, but not women.
American Cancer Society grantee Annette E. Maxwell, DrPH, from the University of California, Los Angeles, is working to reduce cancer disparities by increasing colon cancer screening, and she’s getting results.
While many Americans in general are not getting the recommended colon cancer screenings, there are certain groups that are lagging behind more than others. Here is what 5 American Cancer Society-funded researchers are doing to increase colon cancer screening rates in populations that are struggling most.
Colorectal cancer is currently one of only a handful of cancer types that can actually be prevented by getting a screening test. But about 1 in 3 American adults who need to be screened are not doing so. Jennifer Weiss, M.D., a researcher and physician at the University of Wisconsin, is working on a solution to this problem.