Release date: March 10, 2017
Expiration date: December 31, 2019
Authors: Christopher Bray, MD, PhD; Lauren N. Bell, PhD; Hong Liang, PhD; Dennis Collins, MD: Steven H. Yale, MD
Colorectal cancer (CRC) continues to be one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and contributes significantly to many cancer-related deaths despite sustained progress in diagnostic and treatment options. Many forms of CRC can be prevented through early and routine screening. A new generation of noninvasive, molecular-based diagnostic tests with high sensitivities and specificities has the potential to improve screening rates through optimal risk stratification of patients who may benefit from more invasive screening techniques. Physicians need to learn the current guidelines, novel molecular-based CRC diagnostic tests, and appropriate screening techniques and intervals in populations of varying risk.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe current CRC screening guidelines for cancer prevention and detection.
2. Summarize the rationale behind utilization of novel molecular-based diagnostic tests for CRC screening and prevention.
3. Identify appropriate screening techniques and intervals in populations of varying risk to apply in practice
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