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Implications of Colorectal Cancer Surgical Outcomes During the Era of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected elective colorectal cancer (CRC) surgical practices, and its impact on mortality after CRC surgical resections has been slowly emerging.  Early on, studies done in Italy and the United Kingdom presented specific recommendations in hopes of reducing the impact on CRC surgical outcomes, but have yet to conclude which of […]

Benefits of a Shared Decision-Making Tool for Colorectal Cancer Patients

A shared decision-making tool is an approach that allows the clinician to collaborate with the patient in reaching evidence-informed decision making. This tool permits the patient and the physician to work together in order to make health care decisions based on the patient’s preferences and can ultimately strengthen the patient-clinician relationship. It plays a vital […]

Patient Inhibitions A Significant Barrier to Colon Cancer Screening 

Numerous challenges present themselves when a patient chooses to get screened for colorectal cancer (CRC), but we know very little about why patients may opt-out of getting screened.  A survey mailed to 660 patients aged 50-75 years old from the Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcome Research Network practices in June-July 2005 posed an open-ended question regarding […]