March 2, 2023
Life Sciences | Tea Leaves
  • Adults across the United States are being diagnosed with colon and rectal cancers at younger ages, and now 1 in 5 new cases are among those in their early 50s or younger, according to the American Cancer Society’s latest colorectal cancer report. The report says that the proportion of colorectal cancer cases among adults younger than 55 increased from 11 percent in 1995 to 20 percent in 2019. There also appears to be an overall shift to more diagnoses of advanced stages of cancer.These latest findings confirm trends observed in previous studies and have major implications for convincing younger people to get screened for the disease. (Articles here, here, here, and here)