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Editor's choice

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:137

In her column in the BMJ issue of 24 June, the journal's editor, Fiona Godlee, slipped up in her assertion that a recent BMJ study showed that “One in 10 [patients aged over 45 who developed new rectal bleeding] had colon cancer.” In fact, 1 in 10 of the patients developed bowel neoplasia, and about half of these neoplasms were cancer. The study was by Jennifer du Toit and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.38846.684850.2F).


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