Relevant Journal Articles, Publications, & Other News
• Please join us in congratulating Bruce Waldholtz, MD, 2020 recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Volunteer Leadership Award. Many of you will know Dr. Waldholtz, a gastroenterologist based in Virginia, for his decades of leadership in championing colorectal cancer screening. Learn more about him and his work in this local media clip.
• Last month, Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison joined the American Cancer Society’s Theory Lab podcast to share on her ACS-funded research into how some rural clinics have achieved high colorectal cancer screening rates.
• Former NCCRT Steering Committee member Frank Berger, PhD, published: “Why Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is really something to celebrate this year.”
• Former NCCRT Steering Committee member Andi Dwyer published: “Priorities of Unmet Needs for Those Affected by Colorectal Cancer: Considerations From a Series of Nominal Group Technique Sessions,” the results of which are summarized in this article.
• “Adenocarcinomas, as opposed to carcinoids, are primarily driving increases in early-onset colorectal cancer rates,” published March 16 as correspondence in Gastroenterology clarifies the findings published in “Contributions of Adenocarcinoma and Carcinoid Tumors to Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States” in Annals of Internal Medicine in February. Authors include current and former NCCRT Steering Committee members Jordan Karlitz, MD, and Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF.
• Several recent publications describe the association between time to colonoscopy and colorectal cancer outcomes:
o “The Push for Timely Follow-up After Abnormal At-home Colon Cancer Screening Results,” published in JAMA Network on March 31.
o “Time to Colonoscopy After Abnormal Stool-Based Screening and Risk for Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” published in Gastroenterology on February 2.
o “Non-compliance with colonoscopy after a positive faecal immunochemical test doubles the risk of dying from colorectal cancer,” published in Gut on March 31.