Massachusetts Medical Society: Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the 3 rd  most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women and the second overall leading cause of cancer-related death. Despite declines in both incidence and mortality over the past 2 decades, ~ 142,480 new cases and ~50,830 deaths are projected for 2013. This CME activity encompasses the most recent guidelines on screening initiation, screening intervals and screening follow-up.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC).
  • Articulate the rationale for early screening of CRC.
  • List screening options and provide supporting evidence for these options.
  • Summarize screening recommendations and interval screenings.

Course Faculty

Paul C. Schroy III, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Director of Clinical Research, GI Section, Boston Medical Center

Course Fees : Free

Format:  Text and Graphics

CME Credit:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint 
providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The
Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for 

AMA Credit Designation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs may claim 1 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This activity may meet the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Start: June 26, 2013    
End: July 31, 2017

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