New lifestyle-based prediction tool estimates individual colorectal cancer risk

Bremen, Germany – The new LifeCRCscore provides individuals a simple method to estimate their 10-year risk of developing colorectal cancer. This could also prove useful for physicians to estimate their patients risk. The tool is based on age, anthropometry and several lifestyle habits and can also be used to provide tips for incorporating healthy habits into daily lives. It was developed by a team around Prof. Dr. Krasimira Aleksandrova, deputy head of the Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft