Relative and absolute risk of colorectal cancer for individuals with a family history: a meta-analysis.

@article{Butterworth2006RelativeAA,
  title={Relative and absolute risk of colorectal cancer for individuals with a family history: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Adam S. Butterworth and Julian P. T. Higgins and Paul P D Pharoah},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          216-27
        }
}
Accurate risk estimates for individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer are important for surveillance strategies. We systematically reviewed the literature on familial risks of colorectal cancer to determine relative risk estimates for categories of family history and translated these relative risk estimates into absolute risk estimates. A random-effects meta-analysis pooled the effect estimates from individual studies and actuarial life-table methods converted relative into… CONTINUE READING
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