There is as yet no firm evidence showing that mass screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) reduces the mortality from this cancer.
Therefore rue evaluated the effectiveness of the screening by a case-control study in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
The study included as case subjects 28 individuals who had died from colorectal cancer and had had an opportunity to participate in the mass screening before the date of diagnosis as colorectal cancer, and 3 controls for each case subject randomly selected from residents who were alive on the date of death of case subjects and matched by sex, age (within 3 years) and living area using residential files.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum, Dépistage, Sang, Fèces, Japon, Asie, Homme, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum, Medical screening, Blood, Feces, Japan, Asia, Human, Colonic disease, Rectal disease, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases, Case control study
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