Researchers use imaging technology to screen for colorectal cancer in young adults

Researchers use imaging technology to screen for colorectal cancer in young adults

BOSTON-- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country. While the rates of colorectal cancer among patients older than 50 years old has decreased in recent years due to screening, it has increased by 22 percent among those under the age of 50, which could place a burden on the health care system over the next decade. Researchers at Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with Northwestern University, are using imaging technology to create an effective and inexpensive way to screen for colorectal cancer among young adults. "This is an entirely new issue that we are...

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