A projection of benefits due to fecal occult blood test for colorectal cancer.

@article{Wu2009APO,
  title={A projection of benefits due to fecal occult blood test for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Dongfeng Wu and Diane M. Erwin and Gary L. Rosner},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3-4},
  pages={
          212-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A prospective study to estimate benefits due to fecal occult blood tests for colorectal cancer are carried out for both males and females, under different screening frequencies. METHODS We apply the statistical method developed by Wu et al. (2007) [1] using the Minnesota colorectal cancer study group data, to make Bayesian inference for the lead time, the time of diagnosis advanced by screening for both male and female participants in a periodic screening program. The lead time is… CONTINUE READING