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Results of the first round of a demonstration pilot of screening for colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:133

Screening should reduce deaths - does it ?

The UK Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Group concluded that foecal
occult blood screening should reduce deaths from coloretal cancer. The
results do not support such a conclusion, because the investigators did
not present any death numbers.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 July 2004
Christoph Pechlaner
Associate professor of medicine
Innsbruck A-6020, Austria