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Fecal Immunochemical Test annually PLUS Colonoscopy ranks tops in Colon Cancer Prevention

March 01, 2015

Second Generation FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) helps detect Colon Cancer two years earlier than colonoscopy alone An interim analysis of a study presented today at the 39th Annual Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Conference found that, among patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer who completed an annual fecal immunochemical (FIT) test, detection of cancerous lesions occurred an average of 26.5 months earlier than would have occurred during the three- or five-year study-required colonoscopy. Detection of precancerous lesions in this group occurred 18.4 months earlier. Data presented reflect results to date of the study "The Value of Interval Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Colonoscopy-Based Surveillance Program (CSP) for People at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer" conducted at the Flinders Centre for... Continue Reading →

Fecal Immunochemical Test remains the preferred Colorectal Cancer Detection Test: A retrospective study

March 01, 2015

A retrospective review of 19 FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) studies: The fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), are done at home and detect tiny amounts of blood in the stool -- a possible sign of colon cancer. In the new review, researchers found that across 19 studies, FITs caught more than three-quarters of colon tumors, and were very good at ruling out the cancer. Experts said the findings give "reassurance" that an already commonly used test performs well. "FIT testing continues to have very good potential as a screening tool," said Dr. Elizabeth Liles, of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. Liles and her colleagues reported their findings in the Feb. 4 issue of the journal Annals of Internal... Continue Reading →

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