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More frequent screening would improve detection of colon cancer

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:70
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Examining the colon more frequently than is currently recommended may improve detection and prevention of cancer, according to the preliminary results of a large study.

    The prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer screening trial is a randomised controlled, community based study that is evaluating the effect of cancer screening on mortality from site specific cancers. Sponsored by the US National Cancer Institute, the trial is being conducted in 10 screening centres in the United States.

    Between 1993 and 2001 the trial enrolled more than 154000 people aged 55 to 74 years. They will be followed until 2013. The …

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