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New ACP guidance statement for colorectal cancer. The American College of Physicians (ACP) released a guidance statement recommending colorectal cancer screening for average-risk patients ages 50 to 75 years with a life expectancy of at least 10 years. The ACP developed the guidance after conducting a rigorous evaluation of guidelines offered by other organizations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Screening options include colonoscopy every 10 years or stool-based testing every two years alone or in combination with flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years. Shared decision making, the ACP advises, should be used in determining the method for individual patients. For more, see