BACKGROUND: Patients with ulcerative colitis are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer than those without the disease. Surveillance programmes are used routinely to detect dysplasia and cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis. However, such programmes are poorly effective. This article discusses possible improvements suggested by recent research. METHODS: Papers relating to cancer associated with ulcerative colitis and surveillance programmes to detect such cancer were identifi...Expand abstract
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Cancer surveillance in ulcerative colitis.
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