Population screening for colorectal cancer means getting FIT: the past, present, and future of colorectal cancer screening using the fecal immunochemical test for hemoglobin (FIT)

James E. Allison (Lead / Corresponding author), Callum G. Fraser, Stephen P. Halloran, Graeme P. Young

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    Abstract

    Fecal immunochemical tests for hemoglobin (FIT) are changing the manner in which colorectal cancer (CRC) is screened. Although these tests are being performed worldwide, why is this test different from its predecessors? What evidence supports its adoption? How can this evidence best be used? This review addresses these questions and provides an understanding of FIT theory and practices to expedite international efforts to implement the use of FIT in CRC screening.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-130
    Number of pages14
    JournalGut and Liver
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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