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Too early to introduce colorectal screening, say specialists

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1361
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Mass screening for colorectal cancer should not be introduced before the results of ongoing clinical trials because of the lack of diagnostic facilities for the investigation of symptoms, a statement from colorectal specialists said this week.

    The statement, issued jointly by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, concedes that evidence shows that some form of screening …

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