Screening for bowel cancer is set to save 2500 lives a year in UKBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3125 (Published 24 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3125
- Zosia Kmietowicz
An estimated 2500 lives will be saved every year in the United Kingdom by 2025 because of screening for bowel cancer, research has shown.
A study, funded by Cancer Research UK, predicted the impact of kits to test for faecal occult blood on mortality rates. A computer simulation was based on mortality and incidence of bowel cancer between 1975 and 2004 and the number of people who attended screening in early …