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Screening for colorectal cancer using the faecal occult blood test, Hemoccult.

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BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in the Western world. The human and financial costs of this disease have prompted considerable research efforts to evaluate the ability of screening tests to detect the cancer at an early curable stage. Tests that have been considered for population screening include variants of the faecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC) may be achi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2007-01-01
EISSN:
1469-493X
Source identifiers:
215768
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:215768
UUID:
uuid:17a95c04-227b-4682-b410-31756964e66a
Local pid:
pubs:215768
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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