New Multisociety Task Force Recommendations for CRC Screening

The Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening released new recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The task force, made up of representatives from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterological Association, evaluated seven different types of screening tests based on effectiveness at detecting cancer and pre-cancerous polyps.

The task force ranked screening tests for average-risk individuals, with colonoscopy and FIT considered to be the cornerstone tests. The document also addresses the rise of CRC in younger patients and the rationale for screening earlier in the African-American population.