Although current screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy and fetal occult blood test likely reduce colon cancer mortality, it is costly and probably not as effective as one-time screening with colonoscopy for detecting and preventing cancer, as well as risk stratification for further testing and surveillance. Ideal screening would target sensitive tests at high-risk individuals. It is possible that the identification of genetic or biologic markers in the future will enable us to target screening at high-risk individuals with precision.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
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