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New Evidence Further Supports Starting CRC Screening at Age 45

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.