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Current Status and Future Directions in Colorectal Cancer

Current Status and Future Directions in Colorectal Cancer Indian J Surg Oncol (December 2017) 8(4):455–456 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-017-0717-3 EDITORIAL 1 1 Bria Meyer & Chandrakanth Are Received: 12 October 2017 /Accepted: 12 October 2017 /Published online: 10 November 2017 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2017 Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the world of physical activity translate to a lower obesity rates [6, 7]. with 1.3 million new cases each year and a 5-year prevalence India’s low incidence rate is unfortunately also associated with rate of 3.2 million [1, 2]. There were an estimated 693,333 a low 5-year survival rate [7]. deaths due to colorectal cancer (CRC) in 2012. When looking Even though the rates of colorectal cancer are much higher in the US, the incidence and mortality rates have been decreas- at India and the United States, the incidence, mortality, and prevalence rates are all consistently higher in the US although ing in the past 20 years. According to the American Cancer the incidence is higher in males in both countries. [3]Inthe Society, this is likely due to colorectal cancer screening tests US, colorectal cancer falls behind prostate, breast, and lung as that allow for early detection and removal of polyps before the fourth most http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

Current Status and Future Directions in Colorectal Cancer

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Springer Journals
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2017 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
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0975-7651
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0976-6952
DOI
10.1007/s13193-017-0717-3
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Abstract

Indian J Surg Oncol (December 2017) 8(4):455–456 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-017-0717-3 EDITORIAL 1 1 Bria Meyer & Chandrakanth Are Received: 12 October 2017 /Accepted: 12 October 2017 /Published online: 10 November 2017 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2017 Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the world of physical activity translate to a lower obesity rates [6, 7]. with 1.3 million new cases each year and a 5-year prevalence India’s low incidence rate is unfortunately also associated with rate of 3.2 million [1, 2]. There were an estimated 693,333 a low 5-year survival rate [7]. deaths due to colorectal cancer (CRC) in 2012. When looking Even though the rates of colorectal cancer are much higher in the US, the incidence and mortality rates have been decreas- at India and the United States, the incidence, mortality, and prevalence rates are all consistently higher in the US although ing in the past 20 years. According to the American Cancer the incidence is higher in males in both countries. [3]Inthe Society, this is likely due to colorectal cancer screening tests US, colorectal cancer falls behind prostate, breast, and lung as that allow for early detection and removal of polyps before the fourth most

Journal

Indian Journal of Surgical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2017

Keywords: surgical oncology; oncology; surgery

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