Sumary of Increased incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer driven primarily by white individuals:
- September 12, 2021 3 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: The authors report no relevant financial disclosures.
- Back to Healio Incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer has increased in the United States over the past 2 decades, but trends vary considerably by race and ethnicity, according to study results published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- Researchers observed consistent increases in incidence across all younger age groups among white individuals, but smaller increases across most younger age groups among Hispanics.
- Results showed no change in incidence across any younger age group of Black or Asian individuals.
- 2021.07.035. “Our study presents a comprehensive, up-to-date and age-stratified analysis of early-onset colorectal cancer trends in the United States,” Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the departments of medicine and population health at NYU Langone Health, told Healio.
- “We show that the rise in early-onset colorectal cancer incidence is primarily driven by whites.
- ” Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and second most lethal malignancy in the United States, with an estimated 149,500 new cases and 52,980 deaths expected this year.
- However, incidence has increased among younger individuals, and colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer incidence and mortality among those aged younger than 50 years, according to study background.