Testing for faecal calprotectin (PhiCal) in the Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention trial on flexible sigmoidoscopy screening
- Sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer. Imperiale, Thomas F. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;6/6/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7707, p1339
The author explores the effectiveness of sigmoidoscopy screening in reducing mortality from colorectal cancer. He presents the findings of the Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention (NORCCAP) trial, which support the assumption that such screening reduces mortality. He explains the reason for...
- Colorectal cancer in Italy: a review of current national and regional practice on screening and treatment. Masseria, Cristina // European Journal of Health Economics;2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 10, p41
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most prevalent and deadly cancers in Italy. Its burden is expected to remain significant in the coming years, although it is mostly a preventable disease. Prevention and screening programmes will play an important role in the fight against CRC. A national...
- Bowel Ca screening reduces mortality. // Pulse;12/5/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 44, p10
The article discusses the decrease of emergency diagnoses of colorectal cancer through a bowel cancer screening program in Great Britain. It states that the reduction, accompanied by a sharp fall in 30-day mortality, was partly due to a change of attitudes and referral patterns of general...
- Screening colonoscopy: Is it time? Simon, Jerome B. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1277
Examines the debate surrounding the health benefits of periodic surveillance colonoscopy. Inadequacy of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and sigmoidoscopy for middle-aged and elderly patients at risk for colorectal cancer; Details of a study of the use of colonoscopy in general population...
- Screening Sigmoidoscopyâ€” How Often and How Good? Fletcher, Robert H. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/2/2003, Vol. 290 Issue 1, p106
Editorial. Focuses on screening sigmoidoscopy, which is used in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Questions as to how often the procedure should be repeated; The imperfect nature of screening tests; How most colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented with early detection.
- The Effect of Attending a Flexible Sigmoidoscopic Screening Program on the Prevalence of Colorectal Adenomas at 13-Year Follow-Up. Thiis-Evensen, Espen; Hoff, Geir S.; Sauar, Jostein; Majak, Bernhard M.; Vatn, Morten H. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2001, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p1901
OBJECTIVES: Understanding the epidemiology of colorectal adenomas is a prerequisite for designing follow-up programs after polypectomy. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of polypectomy on the long-term prevalence of adenomas. METHODS: In 1983, a total of 799 men and women aged...
- TIMELY COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN AFRICAN AMERICANS. Griffith, Kathleen; Plowden, Keith; McGuire, Deborah; Royak-Schaler, Renee; Steinberger, Eileen; Jenkins, Louise // Oncology Nursing Forum;Mar2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p558
African Americans have low rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, and little is known about factors influencing their participation. This study sought to identify biological, psychosocial/behavioral, and social factors that predicted timely CRC screening (i.e. completion of risk-appropriate...
- TEST MAY REDUCE DEATH RATE FROM COLORECTAL CANCER. // Cleveland Clinic Men's Health Advisor;Aug2012, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p2
The article reports on the study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" on May 21, 2012, which revealed that screening of colorectal cancer through flexible sigmoidoscopy may reduce deaths and may prevent new cases.
- Digestive Disease Week: New England Journal of Medicine. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;5/25/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article offers information on a study related with efficacy of flexible sigmoidoscopy in reduction of colorectal cancer rates.