Ugeskrift for laeger (2014 Mar)
Issue 11B issn:1603-6824)
Screening programmes for colorectal cancer (CRC) are being implemented in various countries worldwide including Denmark. The majority of programmes rely on faecal occult blood testing with subsequent colonoscopy. This approach is challenged by limited compliance, which reduces the efficiency of the screening programme. Current research into improve-ments of screening of CRC includes biological markers identified in blood. Combining blood-based biological markers with clinical and demographical parameters have shown promising results, which may improve the present approach to screening.
Forfattere: Rasmussen L, Jørgensen LN, Madsen MR, Vilandt J, Klærke M, Andersen J, Nielsen KT, Khalid A, Laurberg S, Andersen CL, Christensen IJ, Brünner N, Nielsen HJ