Characteristics and outcomes for fecal occult blood test (FOBT) screen detected (SD) versus non-screen detected (NSD) colorectal cancer (CRC).
Shehara Ramyalini Mendis, Sumitra S Ananda, Wei Hong, Ian Faragher, Matthew Croxford, Ian Jones, Malcolm Steel, Azim Jalali, Grace Gard, Yat Hang To, Margaret Lee, Suzanne Kosmider, Rachel Wong, Jeanne Tie, Peter Gibbs
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021
42 Background: FOBT based screening for CRC has been shown in multiple studies to reduce CRC mortality. Beyond the well described earlier stage at diagnosis, other characteristics of SD cancers have not been well studied. Since 2006 Australians aged 50-74 have regularly been mailed an immunochemical FOBT via the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), with participation rate stable around 40%. Methods: To explore patient (pt), tumour, treatment and outcome data for SD compared to NSD, we examined a multi-site CRC database where prospectively collected data includes method of detection. Categories include SD via the NBCSP, cases that were symptomatic or incidentally found on imaging..View full abstract