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Letters Intervention in colorectal cancer screening

Authors’ reply to Soh

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 09 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2682
  1. Robert J C Steele, professor of surgery1,
  2. Annie S Anderson, professor of public health nutrition1
  3. On behalf of the BeWEL team
  1. 1Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening, Cancer Division, Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
  1. r.j.c.steele{at}

As Soh correctly points out,1 2 a fully powered study would take a very long time to show any effect on cancer reduction given the long latent period between adenoma formation and the development of invasive …

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