ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Colorectal Cancer

Jan 1, 2021 Issue
CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Computed tomography colonography performs well for colorectal cancer screening. Long-term studies are needed to demonstrate its impact on patient morbidity and mortality, as well as to determine the risks, benefits, and costs.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations vary because the underlying evidence is low quality, with few screening methods evaluated by randomized trials. The BMJ/MAGIC Group performed a systematic review based on 15-year CRC risk models to compare screening options.


Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Mailing gFOBT or FIT Directly to Patients Increases Uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening [POEMs]

Mailed outreach significantly increases rates of colorectal cancer screening, with four tests needing to be mailed to screen one person.


Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Results of Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening Not Affected by NSAIDs, Aspirin, or Anticoagulants [POEMs]

The use of aspirin, NSAIDs, and oral anticoagulants has no clinically important effects on the positive predictive value of FIT in a screening population.


Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening, Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, Eczema, Routine Screening for Children [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.


Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Aspirin for Colon Cancer Risk Prevention [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Daily low-dose aspirin can be offered to patients older than 50 years for colon cancer prevention.


Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers]

This meta-analysis provides high-quality evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testing both reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer. The study did not provide a clear answer regarding a superior screening modality, so the decision to choose one test over another should b...


Jul 1, 2019 Issue
mSEPT9 (Epi proColon) Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Epi proColon is a blood test used for the detection of the methylated septin 9 (mSEPT9) gene. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for colorectal cancer screening in people at average risk who have declined first-line screening tests.


May 15, 2019 Issue
FIT Has Similar Yield as Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer and Advanced Adenoma Over 10 Years [POEMs]

Over a 10-year period, the rates of detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas using FIT are similar to those seen in studies of screening colonoscopy. This does not prove that FIT reduces morbidity and mortality due to CRC as effectively as colonoscopy.


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