Key clinical point: Fresh support is provided for routinely starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45 years.
Major finding: The prevalence of advanced adenomas in average-risk 45- to 49-year-olds undergoing their first colonoscopy was 3.7%, closely similar to the 3.6% rate in individuals undergoing screening colonoscopy at age 50-54.
Study details: This population-based study included 42,600 participants in the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry.
Disclosures: The study presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest.
Butterly LF. ACG 2019, Abstract 25.