Increased risk of adenomas in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer: results of a meta-analysis

@article{Wilschut2010IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of adenomas in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer: results of a meta-analysis},
  author={Janneke A. Wilschut and J. Dik F. Habbema and Scott D. Ramsey and Rob Boer and Caspar W. N. Looman and Marjolein van Ballegooijen},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={2287-2293}
}
It is unclear to what extent the increased risk of colorectal cancer in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer and no known genetic disorders is associated with a higher adenoma prevalence. Our aim is to estimate the relative difference in adenoma prevalence and its age-pattern in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer compared to those without. We performed a literature search to identify colonoscopy studies reporting the adenoma prevalence by age. Using… CONTINUE READING

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