Screening for colorectal cancer.

  title={Screening for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Neil W. Toribara and Marvin H. Sleisenger},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={332 13},
In the past few years, knowledge of the clinical, biologic, and molecular genetic characteristics of colorectal cancer has greatly increased. Although the most cost-effective approach remains to be identified, screening for colorectal cancer can decrease mortality due to this disease by detecting cancers at earlier stages and allowing the removal of adenomas, thus preventing the subsequent development of cancer. Molecular studies that have helped define the genetic basis for this disease hold… CONTINUE READING

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