Colorectal cancer screening in the Czech Republic.

  title={Colorectal cancer screening in the Czech Republic.},
  author={Miroslav Zavoral},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  volume={46 Suppl 1},
The epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the Czech Republic is extremely unfavourable. The alarmingly high rates of incidence (79/100,000) and mortality (45/100,000) (Fig.1) have practically remained unchanged in recent years. It is unclear to what extent this reflects a generally unfavourable genetic heritage, environmental factors or the dietary habits of the Czech population. The Czech Society of Gastroenterology launched a population-based CRC screening program in 2000. The FOBT… CONTINUE READING