Metachronous colorectal cancers

Silvia Sanduleanu, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, GROW, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, in Maastricht, The Netherlands discusses this Original Article, "Metachronous colorectal cancers result from missed lesions and non-compliance with surveillance." Worldwide, the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) still increases with …

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Clinical risk scores and fecal immunochemical tests for CRC screening

Rungsun Rerknimitr, MD, Director of GI Endoscopy Excellence Center at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand and President of the Thai Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE) 2014-2015, discusses this Original Article "A combination of clinical risk stratification and fecal immunochemical test results to prioritize colonoscopy screening in asymptomatic participants." The incidence of colorectal …

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Disparities in colon cancer screening

Folasade P. May, MD, Mphil from University of California Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California, USA discusses her Original Article "Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans in an integrated Veterans Affairs health care network" from the August issue. We investigated disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake between African Americans and non-African …

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Web-based patient education materials and colorectal cancer screening

Authors Chenlu Tian, MD and Deepak Agrawal, MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas report on their Original Article "Readability, suitability, and health content assessment of web-based patient education materials on colorectal cancer screening." Our study assessed the quality of popular and reputable web-based patient education materials on colorectal cancer …

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Editor’s Choice- Web-based patient education materials and colorectal cancer screening

Associate Editor Dr. John Vargo highlights this article from the August issue: “Readability, suitability, and health content assessment of web-based patient education materials on colorectal cancer screening” by Chenlu Tian, MD, Sara Champlin, MA, Michael Mackert, PhD, Allison Lazard, MS, and Deepak Agrawal, MD. Online patient education has become a pervasive and powerful tool in …

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Colorectal cancer surveillance cost-effectiveness analysis

Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MD, MPH from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts discusses his Original Article "Cost-effectiveness analysis of chromoendoscopy for colorectal cancer surveillance in patients with ulcerative colitis" from the March issue.The goal of the study was to examine the cost effectiveness of chromoendoscopy relative to white light endoscopy (WLE) or …

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Improving palatability of bowel prep

Ala Sharara, MD, from the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon shares some insights about his Original Article "Sugar-free mentholyptus drops improve the palatability  and bowel cleansing effect of PEG-Electrolyte solution" from the December issue. Colon preparations are generally poorly tolerated and, consequently, serve as an impediment to colorectal cancer screening and …

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