Screening for colorectal cancer: established and emerging modalities

@article{Pawa2011ScreeningFC,
  title={Screening for colorectal cancer: established and emerging modalities},
  author={Nikhil Pawa and Tan H. A. Arulampalam and John D. Norton},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={711-722}
}
It has been estimated that >95% of cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) would benefit from curative surgery if diagnosis was made at an early or premalignant polyp stage of disease. Over the past 10 years, most developed nation states have implemented mass population screening programs, which are typically targeted at the older (at-risk) age group (>50–60 years old). Conventional screening largely relies on periodic patient-centric investigation, particularly involving colonoscopy and flexible… CONTINUE READING
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