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A randomised controlled trial to assess the cost-effectiveness of intensive versus no scheduled follow-up in patients who have undergone resection for colorectal cancer with curative intent

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Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but lacks a firm evidence base.To assess whether or not augmenting symptomatic follow-up in primary care with two intensive methods of follow-up [monitoring of blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels and scheduled imaging] is effective and cost-effective in detecting the recurrence of colorectal cancer treatable surgically with curative intent.Randomised controlled open-label trial. Participants were randomly assig...

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10.3310/hta21320

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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Nuffield Department of Population Health; NPEU
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Health Technology Assessment Programme
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99/10/99
Publisher:
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
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Volume:
21
Issue:
32
Pages:
1-86
Publication date:
2017-05-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
Pmid:
28641703
Language:
English
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pubs:702259
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uuid:8be83534-4edd-4005-ba16-ae69f90f3225
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2018-01-12

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