USPSTF Releases Draft 2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Releases Draft 2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) releases draft recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. For the first time, the Task Force is recommending that screening for men and women at average risk start at age 45 and continues to strongly recommend screening for those aged 50 to 75.  

In addition, the task force continues to encourage clinicians to offer recommended CRC screening to Black patients at age 45 based on disproportionate incidence and mortality rates for this population.  The draft recommendation statement, evidence review, and modeling report have been posted for public comment on the USPSTF website at: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
Comments can be submitted through November 23, 2020, at: USPSTF Comments.