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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2007
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:17a95c04-227b-4682-b410-31756964e66a
Source identifiers:
215768
Local pid:
pubs:215768
Language:
English

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