Korean guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and polyp detection

Bo In Lee, Sung Pil Hong, Seong Eun Kim, Se Hyung Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Noh Hong, Dong Hoon Yang, Sung Jae Shin, Suck Ho Lee, Dong Il Park, Young Ho Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Suk Kyun Yang, Hyo Jong Kim, Hae Jeong Jeon

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Now colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in males and the fourth most common cancer in females in Korea. Since most of colorectal cancers occur after the prolonged transformation of adenomas into carcinomas, early detection and removal of colorectal adenomas are one of the most effective methods to prevent colorectal cancer. Considering the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer and polyps in Korea, it is very important to establish Korean guideline for colorectal cancer screening and polyp detection. The guideline was developed by the Korean Multi-Society Take Force and we tried to establish the guideline by evidence-based methods. Parts of the statements were draw by systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Herein we discussed epidemiology of colorectal cancers and adenomas in Korea and optimal methods for screening of colorectal cancer and detection of adenomas including fecal occult blood tests, radiologic tests, and endoscopic examinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-43
Number of pages19
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal neoplasms
  • Computed tomographic colonography
  • Early detection of cancer
  • Occult blood


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