The incidence and clinical associated factors of interval colorectal cancers in Southern Taiwan.

@article{Tsai2017TheIA,
  title={The incidence and clinical associated factors of interval colorectal cancers in Southern Taiwan.},
  author={Cheng-En Tsai and Keng-Liang Wu and Yi-Chun Chiu and S. K. Chuah and Wei-Chen Tai and Ming-Luen Hu and Chih-Ming Liang},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2017},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={
          185-190
        }
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Interval colorectal cancer (CRC) is an emerging issue in CRC screening and surveillance. The frequency of interval CRC and its associated factors have not been well studied in Eastern Asia. We aim to clarify the factors associated with interval CRC. METHODS CRC patients who had negative colonoscopy results 6-36 months prior to cancer diagnosis were defined as cases of interval CRC. Patient characteristics, past history, colon preparation, colonoscopy findings, and pathology… CONTINUE READING
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