EM2302H "Current Insights in the Etiology, Treatment and Outcomes of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer" (IM GR-021723)

Purpose and Overview

Despite improvement in colorectal cancer incidence among >50 years old in US, the incidence rate and mortality from early onset colorectal cancer among <50 years old is rising in the last several decades. Colorectal cancer is now the leading cause of cancer mortality among 24-49 years old individuals. This trend is alarming, expected to continue next decade. A combined effort from scientific community to understand the etiology, biology, presentation, therapies, and long-term effects of diagnosis and therapies in this unique subset of colorectal cancer patients. This presentation highlights some of the team-science work at UTSW to understand this disease entity. 

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the recent epidemiological trends in colorectal cancer.
  • Understand effects of early-onset colorectal cancer on physical, mental, financial well-being of young colorectal cancer patients
  • Understand the roadmap to reduce the burden of early-onset colorectal cancer.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Syed Kazmi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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