Outliving colorectal cancer

Barkun, Alan; Flegel, Ken
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/11/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 6, p545
Academic Journal
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, which highlight the results of a 2003 survey on colorectal cancer screening test programs in Canada.


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