CRC incidence decreases following start of national FIT-based screening program

CRC incidence decreases following start of national FIT-based screening program

Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality decreased after implementation of a national fecal immunochemical test-based screening program in the Netherlands, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week.“Since 2014, a population-based CRC screening program was stepwise implemented in the Netherlands, using biennial FIT. As of 2019, the program was fully implemented, inviting all individuals aged between 55 [ to] 75 years using a FIT cutoff value of 47 g Hb/gram feces,” Emilie Breekveldt, PhD, Erasmus Medical Center department of public health, Netherlands CancerRead More

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