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Bowel cancer screening

Lookup NU author(s): Peter Coyne


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© 2019. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in both males and females in the UK, giving rise to approximately 40,000 new cancer cases per year. It arises from polyps as part of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Early detection can aid treatment and improve outcomes. Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) and direct imaging using colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy has been shown to be advantageous in the detection of polyps and earlier cancer. We review the evidence and provide summaries of current strategies as well as future potential developments.

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Author(s): McKigney N, Coyne PE

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Surgery (Oxford)

Year: 2020

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 18-26

Print publication date: 01/01/2020

Online publication date: 25/11/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 0263-9319

ISSN (electronic): 1878-1764

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2019.10.013