The Weekly, March 6, 2020

Published on March 6, 2020

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Colorectal cancer is on the rise among young adults. Doctors want to know why

Colorectal cancer is on the rise among young adults. Doctors want to know why

THURSDAY, March 5 (Today Show)—Many people think of colorectal cancer as an older person’s disease, but an alarming spike in the number of younger Americans being diagnosed is prompting calls to start screening earlier.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign dedicated to bring attention to the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the U.S.

In other news…

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Key Facts and What It Means for People with Cancer
March 3, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dual Method May Boost Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
March 4, U.S. News & World Report

Strain of E coli Linked to About 5% of Colorectal Cancer
March 3, Medscape

This breast cancer advocate says she discovered a Facebook flaw that put the health data of millions at risk
March 1, CNN


Foundation News

Hepatitis C testing expanded

Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds USPSTF decision to expand hepatitis C testing

WEDNESDAY March 4, (Prevent Cancer Foundation)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released a final screening recommendation for hepatitis C testing. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds the USPSTF’s recommendation that all adults ages 18 – 79 receive hepatitis C screening. This is an change from the 2013 recommendation, which recommended hepatitis C screening only for those at high risk and one-time screening for adults born between 1945 and 1965 (“baby boomers”). The new recommendation has a “B” rating for the guidance.

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