Follow-up surveillance within 5 years may detect post-colonoscopy CRC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Recommended surveillance interval was the most important modifiable risk factor for post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer at 3 years, according to research presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“[Post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers (PCCRCs)] are colorectal cancers diagnosed after a colonoscopy in which no colorectal cancer is found. They constitute 5% to 6% of all colorectal cancers and are a true measure of colonoscopy quality as reflected by adenoma detection rate,” Thomas F. Imperiale, MD, distinguished professor and Lawrence Lumeng Professor ofRead More

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