At the time of admission, hospital nurses had administered questionnaires on past drug use to approximately 1,300 patients with colorectal cancer
, 1,000 patients with other types of cancer and 4,000 patients with no personal history of cancer.
Comments Cedric Garland of the University of California at San Diego, who has shown an epidemiologic link between colorectal cancer
and low calcium intake, "It's a lot closer [to being proven], but it's still something we have to pursue a little more before we're positive.
With more than 50,000 people expected to die from colorectal cancer
this year, we need to make sure that more Americans have access to these life-saving cancer screenings, Senator Capito said.
The estimated NNS to prevent one colorectal cancer
during median 17 years was 98; this number was <191, which was found in the previous study during the follow-up of 11 years (3).
CDC is engaged in a number of activities aimed at colorectal cancer
prevention and control, including conducting behavioral research, monitoring national surveillance data, and supporting educational and screening initiatives.
But the new tests must be shown to be effective in identifying, among millions of people, those who have colorectal cancer
or are at high risk of developing it.
is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second most common cause of cancer deaths.