Home-based fecal occult blood tests ease CRC screening challenges related to COVID-19

Home-based fecal occult blood tests ease CRC screening challenges related to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic created new barriers for colorectal cancer screening. However, fecal occult blood tests done at home may boost colonoscopy compliance, according to a presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.“The key message from our findings is that barriers to screening have increased during the pandemic, and we have to find a way to work with the community to increase those rates,” Kristine Kenning, MD, MS, chief general surgery resident at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, said in an American College ofRead More

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