Non-invasive screening for colorectal cancer in Asia.

  title={Non-invasive screening for colorectal cancer in Asia.},
  author={H M Chiu and Li-chun Chang and Wen-Feng Hsu and Chu-Kuang Chou and Ming-Shiang Wu},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={29 6},
There is an increasing trend of colorectal cancer incidence in Asia and nearly 45% of CRC cases worldwide occur in Asia therefore screening for CRC becomes an urgent task. Stool-based tests, including guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) and fecal immunochemical test (FIT), can select subjects at risk of significant colorectal neoplasms from the large target population thus are currently the most commonly used non-invasive screening tool in large population screening programs. FIT has the… CONTINUE READING