Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Colorectal Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer. The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. The decision to screen for colorectal cancer in adults aged 76 to 85 years should be an individual one, taking into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to The final recommendation statement can also be found in the June 15, 2016 online issue of JAMA.