Progress report on controlled trial of fecal occult blood testing for the detection of colorectal neoplasia.

@article{Winawer1980ProgressRO,
  title={Progress report on controlled trial of fecal occult blood testing for the detection of colorectal neoplasia.},
  author={Sidney J. Winawer and Maryann Andrews and Betty J. Flehinger and Paul Sherlock and David Schottenfeld and Daniel G. Miller},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1980},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={2959-64}
}
Our controlled trial of screening for colorectal cancer has now been in progress for almost five years. Screening is accomplished by rigid sigmoidoscopy in control and study groups and, in addition, by fecal occult blood testing in the study group. Patients screened are men and women age 40 and older, mostly at average risk. Fecal occult blood testing is with Hemoccult slides with patients on a meat-free, high-bulk diet without hydration, and with a four-day storage interval between slide… CONTINUE READING

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