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A National Survey of Adoption of the 2018 American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline in Primary Care.
Read AJ, Waljee AK, Saini SD. A National Survey of Adoption of the 2018 American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline in Primary Care. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2021 Sep 1; 19(9):1973-1975.e1.
Recent data have shown increasing incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among those younger than 50 years of age. In response, the American Cancer Society (ACS) introduced new guidelines in May 2018 that recommend initiation of CRC screening in average-risk adults at age 45, which is 5 years earlier than existing recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force and US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Most screening colonoscopies are ordered directly by primary care providers (PCPs) via "direct" or "open.