TITLE

2010 - Colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing had higher adherence than screening with guaiac-based FOBT

AUTHOR(S)
Murff, Harvey J.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;10/19/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the findings of a scientific research which aims to find out whether colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing have higher patient adherence than screening with guaiac-based fecal occult blood testing (FOBT). It was undertaken by R.M. Hoffman who saw that adherence was higher in patients allocated to fecal immunochemical testing. It was concluded that colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing had higher adherence.
ACCESSION #
55618351

 

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