Screening for colorectal cancer: randomised trial comparing guaiac-based and immunochemical faecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

@article{Hol2010ScreeningFC,
  title={Screening for colorectal cancer: randomised trial comparing guaiac-based and immunochemical faecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy.},
  author={Lieke Hol and Monique Esther van Leerdam and Marjolein van Ballegooijen and Anneke J. van Vuuren and Herman Van Dekken and Jaqueline C I Y Reijerink and Alexandra C M van der Togt and J. Dik F. Habbema and Ernst J Kuipers},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={62-8}
}
BACKGROUND Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is widely accepted, but there is no consensus on the preferred strategy. We conducted a randomised trial comparing participation and detection rates (DR) per screenee of guaiac-based faecal occult blood test (gFOBT), immunochemical FOBT (FIT), and flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) for CRC screening. METHODS A representative sample of the Dutch population (n = 15 011), aged 50-74 years, was 1:1:1 randomised prior to invitation to one of the three… CONTINUE READING
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