TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Fletcher, Robert H.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/15/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
51696557

 

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