Oncology & Cancer

Patients prefer stool test to colonoscopy

Three-quarters of people prefer to do a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) rather than a colonoscopy for their regular colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

Oncology & Cancer

Multitarget fecal immunochemical test ups diagnostic accuracy

(HealthDay)—A multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) shows better diagnostic accuracy for detecting advanced neoplasia than standard FIT tests, according to a study published online July 20 in the Annals of Internal ...

Oncology & Cancer

ACG updates guidelines for colorectal cancer screening

In the March issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the American College of Gastroenterology has published updated recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Preventing colon cancer with screening, early detection

Dear Mayo Clinic: Are there ways to prevent colon cancer? What about early symptoms to watch for? I just turned 50, and I've heard colon cancer is more common as you get older. I'd like to lower my risk of getting this disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Negligible drop in neoplastic lesion Dx after first round of FIT

(HealthDay)—After the first round of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-based, multiple-round, long-term screening program, there is a negligible reduction in detection rates for neoplastic lesions in the proximal versus ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sensitivity for CRC detection up with decreasing FIT threshold

(HealthDay)—Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the ...

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