Early detection of colorectal cancer: barriers to screening in the primary care setting.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the Western world and the second most common cause of cancer morbidity in Europe. Yet, if detected early, CRC is highly treatable. Good news has recently arrived from across the Atlantic, where decision analysis tools were employed to inform recommendation updates and ‘microsimulation modelling demonstrated that declines in CRC death rates are consistent with a relatively large contribution from screening’. 2

DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmr110

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@article{Lionis2011EarlyDO, title={Early detection of colorectal cancer: barriers to screening in the primary care setting.}, author={Christos Lionis and Elena Petelos}, journal={Family practice}, year={2011}, volume={28 6}, pages={589-91} }