Article published – Colorectal cancer risk and family health history

Feero, GregAn article by MDFMR’s Dr. Greg Feero and other members of the Family History Task Group of the National Colon Cancer Roundtable was published as an early view version in the June 3, 2016 online edition of the journal Cancer. The authors discuss the last 10 years of published research on family health history and colon cancer risk, review screening guidelines, and identify strategies for decreasing the burden of CRC for those with hereditary risk.

Lowery JT, Ahnen DJ, Schroy PC III, Hampel H, Baxter N, Boland CR, Burt RW, Butterly L, Doerr M, Doroshenk M, Feero WG, Henrikson N, Ladabaum U, Lieberman D, McFarland EG, Peterson SK, Raymond M, Samadder NJ, Syngal S, Weber TK, Zauber AG, Smith R. Understanding the contribution of family history to colorectal cancer risk and its clinical implications: A state-of-the-science review. Cancer. Early view, 3 Jun 2016. View the article here.