Colorectal Cancer Can Be Prevented (Gastroenterology)
S Karger Pub | 2007-10-25 | ISBN: 3805584199 | 78 pages | PDF | 1 MB
This publication focuses on various aspects of CRC prevention and screening, starting with a discussion on how a genome fingerprint, coupled with an assessment of environmental risk factors, can help to identify subjects who will benefit the most from screening. A description of novel non-invasive screening tests, which are yielding very promising results owing to their high sensitivity and specificity, is followed by an evaluation of new colonoscopes currently being developed, and an update on the strengths and weaknesses of virtual colonoscopy. A discussion of the current state of chemotherapy and its future as well as of the importance of a combined approach of endoscopy and drug treatment in a high-risk population concludes the presentations.