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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance (On-Demand) | October 2018
The purpose of this presentation is to provide up-to-date information with an accompanying downloadable slide deck for ASGE members and practicing gastroenterologists to use in their discussions and/or presentations to their primary care community and others on the importance of colon rectal screening. A review of colorectal cancer classification will be discussed, highlighting critical clinical and pathological features. Information and key studies will be referenced on efforts made that correlate genetic and molecular features in classification systems of colorectal cancer.

An overview will be provided on how colonoscopy has had an impact on residual colon cancer. Highlighted studies will demonstrate how colon cancer prevention has been impacted through the use of colonoscopy with specific references to ~80% on left sided colon cancers as compared to ~40% - 50% on right sided colon cancers. Hear specific information on why there has been a decline in colon cancer rates since 1985 in those 50 years of age and older as compared to a noted increasing rate of colon cancer in those 50 years of age or less. Recommendations forward will be discussed. 

Other topics covered include:
  1. Classes of Precancerous lesions in the colorectum
  2. Histology of Colon Polyps
  3. Changes in epidemiology of colorectal cancer
  4. USPSTF screening recommendations
  5. American Cancer Society recommendations
  6. Multi-GI Society Task Force
  7. Cologuard option
  8. Detection rates of adenomas during colonoscopy
  9. Post-polypectomy surveillance
Estimated viewing time: 60 minutes
About the Presenter

Dr. Rex is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Chancellor’s Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and Director of Endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.  He co-authored the colorectal cancer screening recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  He also authored the recommendations on quality in colonoscopy for the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, the ACG and ASGE.  He has authored more than 200 original research papers, 55 book chapters, 200 invited papers, 40 editorials, and 40 guideline papers.  He is the current chair of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors at the ACG, as well as was a Past President of the ACG.  He is a member of the Governing Board of ASGE and a recipient of the Rudolph V. Schindler Award from ASGE.

Author Disclosures:
Consultant:  Aries Pharmaceutical, Boston Scientific and Olympus             

Research Support:  Boston Scientific, Colonary Solutions, Covidien/Medtronic, EndoAid Ltd, Olympus, Paion, Braintree and Sebela

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe pre-cancerous lesions by way of location, appearance and amount of bleeding.
  2. Understand the importance of measuring quality in colonoscopies.
  3. Describe the importance of screening, highlighting the gold standard of colonoscopy every 10 years or annual FIT and key screening recommendations from leading authorative organizations.
Target Audience
Practicing Gastroenterologists and GI Fellows
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Contact Information
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Availability: On-Demand
Available Oct 01, 2018 to Oct 01, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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