Current and future trends in colorectal cancer screening

Charles J. Kahi, Douglas K. Rex

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Current modalities for colorectal cancer screening include fecal occult-blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and double-contrast barium enema. Among these, colonoscopy is becoming the dominant modality, in light of its efficacy and continuing technical refinements. Emerging technologies, such as stool DNA tests and virtual colonoscopy, hold promise for the future but cannot be recommended for screening at present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalCancer and Metastasis Reviews
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal
  • Neoplasia
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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