Guaiac faecal occult blood test performance at initial and repeat screens in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

@inproceedings{Kearns2014GuaiacFO,
  title={Guaiac faecal occult blood test performance at initial and repeat screens in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme},
  author={Ben Kearns and Sophie Whyte and James B. Chilcott and Julietta Patnick},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
Background:In many countries, screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) relies on repeat testing using the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBT). This study aimed to compare gFOBT performance measures between initial and repeat screens.Methods:Data on screening uptake and outcomes from the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) for the years 2008 and 2011 were used. An existing CRC natural history model was used to estimate gFOBT sensitivity and specificity, and the cost-effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING
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