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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
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:ee922d62-5208-487a-92dd-a482366c28b8
Source identifiers:
215763
Local pid:
pubs:215763

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