Advances in CRC Prevention: Screening and Surveillance

Evelien Dekker, Douglas K. Rex

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers and causes of death from cancer across the world. CRC can, however, be detected in asymptomatic patients at a curable stage, and several studies have shown lower mortality among patients who undergo screening compared with those who do not. Using colonoscopy in CRC screening also results in the detection of precancerous polyps that can be directly removed during the procedure, thereby reducing the incidence of cancer. In the past decade, convincing evidence has appeared that the effectiveness of colonoscopy as CRC prevention tool is associated with the quality of the procedure. This review aims to provide an up-to-date overview of recent efforts to improve colonoscopy effectiveness by enhancing detection and improving the completeness and safety of resection of colorectal lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1970-1984
Number of pages15
JournalGastroenterology
Volume154
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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