The incidence of colorectal cancer before the age of 50 is increasing. Patients with early-onset colorectal cancer (eoCRC) are managed according to CRC guidelines that are not specific for this age group. A multidisciplinary international group (DIRECt) was convened to develop the first evidence-based consensus recommendations for the management of eoCRC.
The DIRECt group produced 28 statements in 7 areas of interest: diagnosis, screening, genetics, pathology-oncology, endoscopy, therapy, and end-stage disease.
These are the first evidence-based consensus recommendations on eoCRC.
PRESIDENT OF THE MEETING
Giulia Martina Cavestro
M.D. Ph.D. Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
San Raffaele Scientific Institute