2015-04-21 22:25:05 UTC

Alternatives to Colonoscopy for CRC Screening are Works in Progress

April 21, 2015

At the 2015 AGA Tech Summit, one popular session centered around CRC screening techniques.

At the 2015 AGA Tech Summit, one crowded session, moderated by David A. Lieberman, MD, AGAF, clinical research councillor on the AGA Governing Board, explored colorectal cancer screening techniques. Presenters addressed the following question: are we ready for innovative approaches, or does colonoscopy remain the gold standard?

Key takeaway: there are several feasible alternatives to colonoscopy for primary colon cancer screening in average-risk individuals. Each has advantages and limitations and offers a less-invasive approach to screening. The bar for screening has been raised from early cancer detection alone to both early detection and prevention. These less-invasive tests will be expected to achieve accurate detection of individuals with early stage colon cancer and those at risk for colon cancer.

For comprehensive coverage of this session, visit GI & Hepatology News.

Check out the full meeting coverage, as well as video updates from the 2015 summit.

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