The MISCAN-COLON Simulation Model for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Screening

@article{Loeve1999TheMS,
  title={The MISCAN-COLON Simulation Model for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Screening},
  author={Franka Loeve and Rob Boer and Gerrit J. van Oortmarssen and Marjolein van Ballegooijen and J. Dik F. Habbema},
  journal={Computers and biomedical research, an international journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={13-33}
}
A general model for evaluation of colorectal cancer screening has been implemented in the microsimulation program MISCAN-COLON. A large number of fictitious individual life histories are simulated in each of which several colorectal lesions can emerge. Next, screening for colorectal cancer is simulated, which will change some of the life histories. The demographic characteristics, the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, and the characteristics of screening are defined in the input… CONTINUE READING