Adenomatous polyps higher in blacks than predicted

Results from a small group of mostly black patients who participated in a free screening colonoscopy initiative at an urban hospital showed adenomas were found in 78.8%, while advanced adenomas were found in 35%, researchers told the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s annual meeting. Dr. Muhammed Hassan of Howard University Hospital said more research is needed to confirm the data and to consider changes in screening recommendations for patients of African descent.

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