2010-12-30 18:17:14 UTC

Interval FIT Speeds Detection of Colorectal Neoplasia

Dec. 30, 2010

Interval examinations using fecal immunochemical tests can detect neoplasias sooner than scheduled surveillances.

Rapidly progressing or missed lesions can reduce the effectiveness of colonoscopy-based colorectal cancer surveillance programs. Study results published in Gastroenterology suggest that interval examinations using fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) detected neoplasias sooner than scheduled surveillances. Subjects with negative results from the FIT had the lowest risk for the most advanced stage of neoplasia. Interval FIT analyses can be used to detect missed or rapidly developing lesions in surveillance programs.

Gastroenterology; 2010: 139(6): 1918-1926

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