National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBoCA) – Trends, characteristics and outcomes for patients diagnosed under 50 years old with metastatic colon cancer in England

Reports | Published: 10 Jun 2021

Bowel cancer is currently the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. The NBoCA aims to describe and compare the quality of care and outcomes of patients diagnosed with bowel cancer (of both the colon and rectum).

This short report looks at early onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC), which is defined as a diagnosis of colorectal cancer under the age of 50 years. The incidence of EOCRC appears to be increasing rapidly, and the reasons for this trend are poorly understood. This report therefore compares patient data for those under 50 years with older patients, where both groups were diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer between 01 April 2013 and 31 March 2018 in England.

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National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBoCA) – Trends, characteristics and outcomes for patients diagnosed under 50 years old with metastatic colon cancer in England