Mar 8, 2024 Insights into the Growing Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is on the rise in young adults. Incidences of colorectal cancer in young people (those between their mid-20s and late 50s) has more than doubled since the 1990s. According to the American Cancer Society 2023-2025 Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, 20 percent of colorectal cancer diagnoses in 2019 were in patients under age 55, and rates of advanced disease increased by about 3 percent annually in people younger than 50. Read more at

Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP - Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Associate Director for Clinical Research and director of Oncology Research