Colorectal Cancer

Funding for Colorectal Cancer Research

Nov. 15, 2017

NCI is offering $3 million in research funding for colorectal cancer screening research.

What to Make of Colorectal Cancer in Patients Younger Than 50?

Nov. 9, 2017

Most cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults seem to “just happen.” Best opportunity to prevent CRC death is prompt evaluation and early diagnosis.

Important Opportunity to Advise CMS on Colonoscopy Episode

Oct. 26, 2017

It is critical that you share your feedback with CMS by Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Unusual Submucosal Tumor in the Rectosigmoid Colon

Oct. 22, 2017

Screening colonoscopy in a 45-year-old woman revealed a protruding mass in the rectosigmoid colon.

Blog: Special 15th Anniversary Collection from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Oct. 11, 2017

Celebrate this milestone with a look back at landmark articles, commentaries and reviews. Read more on the AGA Journals blog.

Fresh vs Frozen Samples and Ambient Temperature Have Little Effect on Detection of Colorectal Cancer or Adenomas by a Fecal Immunochemical Test in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Cohort in Germany

Oct. 11, 2017

We found that use of fresh vs frozen samples slightly affected positivity rates and the proportions of CRCs or adenomas detected at the recommended Hgb cutoff value.

Closing the Colonoscopy Loophole

Oct. 4, 2017

AGA committee member Shazia Mehmood Siddique’s Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed explains how current legislation is hurting patients.
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My Inaugural Visit to Capitol Hill

Sept. 28, 2017

Dr. Nice Toriz learned that it’s urgent to participate in advocacy to ensure that Congress hears the voice of GI.

AGA Spanish Patient Education Materials at Your Fingertips

Sept. 26, 2017

Spanish materials cover a range of topics including colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, pancreatitis and more.

Hispanic Heritage Month and Patient Care

Sept. 16, 2017

Resources available to help you better engage with your Hispanic patients.

Interval Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among Subjects Undergoing Multiple Rounds of Fecal Immunochemical Testing

Aug. 24, 2017

We found that among persons screened by FIT, 23% developed FIT interval cancer.

Interval Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among Subjects Undergoing Multiple Rounds of Fecal Immunochemical Testing

Aug. 1, 2017

We found that among persons screened by fecal immunochemical tests, 23% developed FIT interval cancer.

Familial Risk and Heritability of Colorectal Cancer in the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer

Aug. 1, 2017

We analyzed data from twins to determine how much the familial risk of colorectal cancer can be attributed to genetic factors vs environment.

Replacing the Guaiac Fecal Occult Blood Test With the Fecal Immunochemical Test Increases Proportion of Individuals Screened in a Large Healthcare Setting

Aug. 1, 2017

We analyzed data from a large healthcare system that replaced the gFOBT with the FIT to determine the effects on CRC screening.

A Selection of the Best AGA Abstracts of DDW® 2017

July 27, 2017

Read the best AGA abstracts from Digestive Disease Week, published in Gastro.

Video: EUS Detection of Early-stage Gastric Cancer in a Patient with FAP

July 25, 2017

Researchers report on the difficulty of and solution to surveying the entire gastric mucosa in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Read more on the AGA Journals blog.

Latest Issue of AGA Perspectives is Now Available

July 19, 2017

The new issue of AGA Perspectives examines the use of anti-TNF therapy, the promising outlook of stool DNA testing and revisits the gut microbiome of AGA members.

Watch Highlights from Clinical Practice Sessions at DDW® 2017

July 18, 2017

Drs. Joel H. Rubenstein and Paul Moayyedi share the AGA Institute Council Clinical Practice Section session takeaways.

Earn CME and MOC at Your Convenience

July 12, 2017

Ordering the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course online sessions gives you the chance to earn continuing medical education credits at your leisure.

Earn CME Credit from the Comfort of Your Home

July 5, 2017

CME quizzes in the July journals include topics on rectal cancer, pancreatic malignancy, bowel habits and pelvic fullness, and colorectal cancer.

Genetic Testing for GI Cancer Risk

June 27, 2017

Genetic testing has enormous potential for identifying patients at risk for specific cancers, but we must be honest about limitations.

Increased Rate of Adenoma Detection Associates With Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Death

June 26, 2017

We associated increased ADR with a reduced risk of interval colorectal cancer and death.

Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Multiple Serrated Polyps and Their First-Degree Relatives

June 26, 2017

We investigated whether patients with multiple serrated polyps and their relatives have similar risks for CRC as those diagnosed with serrated polyposis.

Risk of Rectal Cancer After Colectomy for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A National Cohort Study

June 22, 2017

We found that the risk for rectal cancer after colectomy in patients with UC is low, in relative and absolute terms, after reconstruction with an IPAA.