Immunochemical FOBT had higher participation and detection rates than guaiac-based FOBT for colorectal cancer screening

Fletcher, Robert H.
June 2010
ACP Journal Club;6/15/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p1
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by researchers to analyze which colorectal cancer screening method out of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) has high detection and participation rate. It was conducted in Netherlands in which 15011 people within the age group 50-74 were selected. They were given test kits for FOBT and FS was conducted on screening center. It concludes that FS had lower participation rate but higher detection rate than FOBT.


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