Geographic Variation in Women’s Colorectal Cancer Survival

A first look into where early onset mortality spikes among U.S. women.

Women with early onset colorectal cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease depending upon their county of residence, according to a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

“Our study sought to define regions in the United States with a disproportionate burden of colorectal cancer mortality among young women, and to understand individual and community-level features that may be contributing to these geographic differences in survival,” said Andreana Holowatyj, Ph.D., first and corresponding author on the study and an assistant professor of medicine and cancer biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.