CDC: Colorectal cancer outcomes improve with higher screening rates

07/5/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) · MSNBC

The CDC reported that drops in colorectal cancer cases among people ages 50 to 75 -- from 52.3 to 45.4 per 100,000 people during the 2003 to 2007 period -- coincided with increases in screening for the disease from half to two-thirds of those in that age group. Researchers also wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the death rate from colorectal cancer decreased from 19 to 16.7 people per 100,000 cases during that time.

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