2008 - Review: Newer screening tests have varied sensitivity and moderate-to-high specificity for detecting colorectal cancer

Fletcher, Robert H.
April 2009
ACP Journal Club;4/21/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p13
Academic Journal
The article discusses diagnostic accuracies and harms associated with screening tests for colorectal cancer. Newer screening tests like computed tomographic colonography (CTC), fecal immunochemical tests, and fecal DNA tests for detecting colorectal cancer in average-risk adults were evaluated for the purpose. The evaluation found that the net impact of colonography on colorectal cancer is uncertain.


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