Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer by screening for fecal occult blood. Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study.

@article{Mandel1993ReducingMF,
  title={Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer by screening for fecal occult blood. Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study.},
  author={Jack S. Mandel and John H. Bond and Timothy Robert Church and Dale C. Snover and G. Bradley and Leonard M. Schuman and Fred Ederer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={328 19},
  pages={1365-71}
}
BACKGROUND Although tests for occult blood in the feces are widely used to screen for colorectal cancers, there is no conclusive evidence that they reduce mortality from this cause. We evaluated a fecal occult-blood test in a randomized trial and documented its effectiveness. METHODS We randomly assigned 46,551 participants 50 to 80 years of age to screening for colorectal cancer once a year, to screening every two years, or to a control group. Participants who were screened submitted six… CONTINUE READING
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