Colorectal Cancer

Principles of Gastroenterology for the NP and PA

Aug. 11, 2017

Hear from the experts as they provide you with critical updates on treating and managing patients with a variety of GI disorders.

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 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.
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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.

Task Force Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

June 22, 2017

Colonoscopy and FIT tests are recommended as first line screening tests for average risk patients beginning at age 50.

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.

Task Force Presents New Ranking of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

June 20, 2017

Colonoscopy and FIT tests are recommended as first line screening tests for average risk patients beginning at age 50.

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog is Now Available

June 6, 2017

Download the catalog to find resources that will address all of your professional needs.

Predicted Increases in Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Developed and Developing Regions, in Association With Ageing Populations

June 1, 2017

The aim of this study is to estimate future CRC incidence in the ageing population, and compare trends across developing and developed regions.

Decrease in Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Among Individuals 50 Years or Older After Recommendations for Population-based Screening

June 1, 2017

We examined age-related and race-related differences in CRC incidence during a 40-year time period.

Dietary Patterns and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Analysis by Tumor Location and Molecular Subtypes

June 1, 2017

Western dietary patterns also appear more strongly associated with tumors that are KRAS wildtype, BRAF wildtype, have no or a low CpG island methylator phenotype, and microsatellite stability.

Fecal Immunochemical Test Detects Sessile Serrated Adenomas and Polyps With a Low Level of Sensitivity

June 1, 2017

In a prospective study of 6198 subjects receiving the FIT and colonoscopy, we found that the FIT detected SSA/Ps with significantly lower levels of sensitivity than conventional adenoma.

Factors Associated With Shorter Colonoscopy Surveillance Intervals for Patients With Low-Risk Colorectal Adenomas and Effects on Outcome

June 1, 2017

We aimed to identify the reasons that endoscopists recommend shorter surveillance intervals for some individuals with LRAs and determine whether timing affects outcomes at follow-up examinations.

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog

May 30, 2017

Whether it’s the latest in clinical education, cutting-edge science or navigating the future of medicine, AGA has you covered. Find resources to address all of your professional needs in the GI Resource Catalog.

FUSE Outperforms Forward-viewing Colonoscopy in Detecting Dysplasia in Patients With IBD

May 23, 2017

Researchers report on the advantages of full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) in detecting dysplastic lesions. Read more about this study in the AGA Journals Blog.

Two New Strategies Emerging to Treat GI Cancers

May 22, 2017

Engineered T cells and immune checkpoint inhibitors show promise for treating GI cancers, according to a well-attended AGA talk at DDW® 2017.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Major Gastrointestinal Bleeding Often Is Caused by Occult Malignancy in Patients Receiving Warfarin or Dabigatran to Prevent Stroke and Systemic Embolism From Atrial Fibrillation

April 28, 2017

We found approximately 1 of every 12 MGIB events to be related to an occult cancer.

Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis With Low-Grade Dysplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

April 28, 2017

We found that among patients with UC-LGD under surveillance, the annual incidence of progression to CRC was 0.8%; differences in rates of LGD diagnosis varied with pathologists’ level of expertise.

AGA Institute President Meets With Key Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

April 19, 2017

Dr. Wang discussed NIH funding and access to CRC screenings.