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Colorectal Cancer: Advances in Prevention and Early Detection


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1University of London, London, UK

2Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

3Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA

4University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK


Colorectal Cancer: Advances in Prevention and Early Detection

Description

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. While mortality rates are in decline in most westernised countries, global estimates predict that CRC incidence and cancer-related mortality rates are going to rise by 77% and 80%, respectively, by 2030. The development of CRC is multifactorial and risk factors include various lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors. It has been estimated that at least half of CRC cases could be prevented by a reduction in known modifable lifestyle-related risk factors. Further reductions in CRC incidence and mortality can be achieved through screening, which can be delivered using a range of different modalities, such as sigmoidoscopy, and guaiac-based or immunological faecal tests. These different methods have differing cancer detection rates, and uptake rates among the population, and will have a differential impact on the changing shape of CRC incidence and mortality across populations.

We invite research scientists and other investigators to contribute original research papers in addition to review articles that address recent developments in the understanding of lifestyle, genetic, environmental, and other aetiological risk factors for CRC; developments in screening tests or strategies for CRC; interventions to reduce CRC incidence and mortality; and the effect changing trends in lifestyle and screening may have on patterns of the disease in future.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors over the life course and their relationship to CRC risk
  • Mechanisms underlying the relationship between genetic, environmental, or lifestyle factors and CRC risk, including socioeconomic circumstances
  • Interactions between risk factors (e.g. between lifestyle factors and between lifestyle and genetic factors) and their relationship to CRC risk
  • Demographic and psychological predictors of adherence to behaviours that can reduce CRC risk, e.g. lifestyle factors and screening uptake
  • Interventions to reduce CRC incidence or mortality and their potential impact, such as, lifestyle interventions, chemoprevention, and methods to increase screening uptake
  • Interventions and strategies to target populations at different levels of risk of CRC; e.g., those at average risk, or higher risk groups such as people with precancerous lesions or cancer
  • The effect of changing patterns in lifestyle, screening methods, or screening uptake on the changing incidence and mortality of CRC at the population-level or within population subgroups

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 518068
  • - Editorial

Colorectal Cancer: Advances in Prevention and Early Detection

Anne Miles | Fränzel van Duijnhoven | ... | Raymond Oliphant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 928251
  • - Research Article

Piloting the Impact of Three Interventions on Guaiac Faecal Occult Blood Test Uptake within the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Becky White | Emily Power | ... | Nick Ormiston-Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 574540
  • - Review Article

Pathologic Assessment of Rectal Carcinoma after Neoadjuvant Radio(chemo)therapy: Prognostic Implications

Monirath Hav | Louis Libbrecht | ... | Claude A. Cuvelier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 943152
  • - Research Article

A Media and Clinic Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Ohio Appalachia

Jessica L. Krok-Schoen | Mira L. Katz | ... | Electra D. Paskett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 285096
  • - Research Article

Missed Opportunities for the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Laura A. Siminoff | Heather L. Rogers | Sonja Harris-Haywood
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 871613
  • - Research Article

Awareness of Lifestyle and Colorectal Cancer Risk: Findings from the BeWEL Study

Annie S. Anderson | Stephen Caswell | ... | The BeWEL Team
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 326728
  • - Review Article

Developments in Screening Tests and Strategies for Colorectal Cancer

Justin L. Sovich | Zachary Sartor | Subhasis Misra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 460181
  • - Research Article

The Relationship between Neighborhood Immigrant Composition, Limited English Proficiency, and Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis in California

Cynthia M. Mojica | Beth A. Glenn | ... | Roshan Bastani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 165074
  • - Research Article

Social Cognitive Mediators of Sociodemographic Differences in Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake

Siu Hing Lo | Jo Waller | ... | Christian von Wagner
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