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Naber SK, Kuntz KM, Henrikson NB
AHRQ Author: Ganiats TG
Cost effectiveness of age-specific screening intervals for people with family histories of colorectal cancer.
Despite relative risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) decreasing with age among individuals with a family history of CRC, no screening recommendations specify less frequent screening. Researchers found that for individuals with a family history of CRC, it is cost effective to gradually increase the screening interval if several subsequent screening colonoscopies have negative results and no new cases of CRC are found in family members.
Citation: Naber SK, Kuntz KM, Henrikson NB . Cost effectiveness of age-specific screening intervals for people with family histories of colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology 2018 Jan;154(1):105-16.e20. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.09.021.
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Healthcare Costs, Family Health and History, Risk, Screening