Article Abstract

New frontiers in fecal immunochemical and other fecal tests in colorectal cancer screening

Authors: Stefano Rapi, Filippo Cellai, Tiziana Rubeca

Abstract

Since 1993, fecal immunochemical tests for hemoglobin (FIT-Hb) have been used as an initial test in CRC screening programs (1,2,3) and a large amount of data have supported the efficacy of this strategy to reduce CRC mortality (3,4). In addition, new evidence of a reduced CRC incidence in subjects enrolled in long term screening programs comes from about 2,000 reports (4,5).

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