Journal article

Clinical and endoscopist factors associated with post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer in a population-based sample

Fahima Dossa, Rinku Sutradhar, Refik Saskin, Eugene Hsieh, Pauline Henry, Devon P Richardson, Pierre-Anthony Leake, Shawn S Forbes, Lawrence F Paszat, Linda Rabeneck, Nancy N Baxter

Colorectal Disease | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIM: Factors associated with verified post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers (PCCRC) have not been well defined and survival for these patients is not well described. We aimed to assess the association of patient, tumour and endoscopist characteristics with PCCRC. METHODS: Using population-based data, we identified individuals diagnosed with CRC from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2005 who underwent a colonoscopy within 3 years prior to diagnosis. Detected cancers were those diagnosed ≤6 months following colonoscopy; PCCRC were diagnosed >6 months to ≤3 years following colonoscopy. Post-colonoscopy and detected cancers were verified through chart review using a hospital-based simple random sampl..

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