Fecal DNA testing compared with conventional colorectal cancer screening methods: a decision analysis.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Fecal DNA testing is an emerging tool to detect colorectal cancer (CRC). Our aims were to estimate the clinical and economic consequences of fecal DNA testing vs. conventional CRC screening. METHODS Using a Markov model, we estimated CRC incidence, CRC mortality, and discounted cost/life-year gained for screening by fecal DNA testing (F… (More)

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