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A “Green Banana” Worth Buying in Older Age: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Persons Older Than 75 Years Without Previous ScreeningColorectal Cancer Screening for Older Persons Without Previous Screening

Amanda V. Clark, MD; and C. Seth Landefeld, MD
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From Tinsley Harrison Residency Training Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-0869.

Requests for Single Reprints: C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Boshell Diabetes Building, Suite 420, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0012; e-mail, sethlandefeld@uab.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Clark: Chief Resident, University of Alabama at Birmingham Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Boshell Diabetes Building, Suite 327, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0012.

Dr. Landefeld: Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Boshell Diabetes Building, Suite 420, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0012.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(11):804-805. doi:10.7326/M14-0869
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In this issue, van Hees and colleagues examined the efficacy of colorectal cancer screening in persons older than 75 years who had no previous screening. The editorialists discuss the findings and agree that screening this population is effective and cost-effective and that strategies to safely, effectively, and inexpensively implement screening are needed.

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