Chapter 13. Screening for Colorectal Cancer

  1. Janusz Jankowski MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG Consultant Gastroenterologist Fellow Professor2,3,4,5,6,
  2. Richard Sampliner MD Professor of Medicine Chief of Gastroenterology7,8,
  3. David Kerr CBE, MA, MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology6,9,10 and
  4. Yuman Fong MD Professor of Surgery11,12
  1. Robert J. C. Steele MD, FRCS

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300147.ch13

Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach

How to Cite

Steele, R. J. C. (2008) Screening for Colorectal Cancer, in Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach (eds J. Jankowski, R. Sampliner, D. Kerr and Y. Fong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300147.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Digestive Diseases Centre UHL Trust, Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    James Black Senior Fellow and Professor, University of Oxford, UK

  3. 4

    Cancer Research, UK

  4. 5

    Queen Mary University of London, UK

  5. 6

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  6. 7

    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ, USA

  7. 8

    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, USA

  8. 9

    Rhodes Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK

  9. 10

    University of Oxford, UK

  10. 11

    Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

  11. 12

    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127837

Online ISBN: 9781444300147

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Keywords:

  • colorectal cancer screening;
  • immunologic fecal occult blood testing or faecal immunological testing (FIT);
  • colonoscopy - an ideal screening tool;
  • Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention (NORCCAP) Study;
  • screening disbenefits;
  • novel approaches to screening;
  • bowel cancer screening programmes

Summary

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