Q&A: Screening-based test for colorectal cancer is ‘only as good as its uptake’

Guidelines that recommend stool-based screening for colorectal cancer should emphasize strict adherence and offer screening colonoscopy as an alternative option, researchers reported in Gastroenterology.“The reasoning for undertaking this investigation hinged on the decades-long belief that CRC was preceded by polyps; this was proven by our National Polyp Study, which demonstrated prevention of CRC by colonoscopic polypectomy. Screening colonoscopy was then incorporated into guidelines,” co-principal study investigators Sidney J. Winawer, MD, and Ann G. Zauber, PhD, of MemorialRead More