Postmenopausal women who had low perceived social support before their diagnosis had higher overall and CRC-specific mortality in this study.
The expert spoke about ongoing trials of novel treatment strategies that may lead to the development of new therapies in this space.
Given the data presented in this abstract, researchers indicated that it is crucial that further research works toward eliminating these disparities.
The patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer whose disease had progressed after 1 or 2 prior regimens reported substantial improvements in quality of life over the current standard of care.
Similar health risks for colorectal cancer were observed in both African Americans and whites, though this study indicated that benefit from greater adherence may be higher at the population level for African Americans.
Researchers indicated the importance in improving access to and uptake of CRC screening in these underserved populations.
Although researchers determined which regimen was preferred among physicians in treating metastatic colorectal cancer, they found that shared decision-making should include observation as an acceptable option.
Researchers assessed whether ctDNA could accurately differentiate metastases during the neoadjuvant period after surgery to guide therapy adaptation.
Though physical activity guidelines are largely based on chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, these data suggest they are important to cancer prevention as well.
The use of aspirin 3 or more times a week was associated with a reduction in all-cause, cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and colorectal cancer mortality in adults 65 and over, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.