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Cancer detection likely similar for one-time colonoscopy or two fecal immunochemical tests


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Journal
The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Reuters Health - 29/03/2022 - Colon cancer screening results were similar for a single colonoscopy or two closely timed fecal immunochemical tests (FIT), although colonoscopy detected more right-sided lesions, according to a preliminary report from an ongoing randomized trial.  "This is the first report after recruitment and screening from SCREESCO (SCREEning of Swedish COlons), a national randomized controlled trial in 18 regions in Sweden," Dr. Anna Forsberg of the Karolinska Institute told Reuters Health by email. "The preliminary analysis of data collected from 2014-2020 suggests satisfactory participation, a low rate of adverse events, and on the intention-to-treat level, no difference in the two arms for colorectal cancer detection; however, colonoscopy performed better than FIT for right-sided lesion...


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