A combination of faecal tests for the detection of colon cancer: a new strategy for an appropriate selection of referrals to colonoscopy? A prospective multicentre Italian study

Cesare Hassan, Francesco Perna, F Parente, B Marino, A Ilardo, P Fracasso, A Zullo, Roberto Moretti, M Cremaschini, A Ardizzoia, I Saracino, D. Vaira

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Abstract

Colonoscopy workload for endoscopy services in Western countries is increasing markedly because of the implementation of faecal occult blood-based mass screening programmes against colorectal cancer (CRC). We therefore explored the possibility of using a combination of faecal tests to prioritize the access to colonoscopy with criteria other than symptoms and/or time of referral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1152
Number of pages8
JournalEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • colorectal cancer

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