Risk factors for advanced sporadic colorectal neoplasia in persons younger than age 50.

@article{Imperiale2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for advanced sporadic colorectal neoplasia in persons younger than age 50.},
  author={Thomas F. Imperiale and Charles J. Kahi and Jennifer Schaffter Stuart and Rong Qi and Lawrence J Born and Elizabeth A Glowinski and Douglas K. Rex},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={33-8}
}
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50. However, 7% of CRC occurs in persons younger than age 50, a group for which risk factors are not well defined. We sought to determine whether a retrospective case-control study could identify risk factors for sporadic CRC and advanced adenomatous polyps (together known as sporadic colorectal neoplasia [CRN]). METHODS Using the cancer registry, medical records, and endoscopy and pathology… CONTINUE READING