[Korean guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and polyp detection].

B. I. 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, Young Ho Kim, Dong Il Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Suk Kyun Yang, Hyo Jong Kim, Hae Jeong Jeon, Task Force for Development of Guidelines for Multi-Society Task Force for Development of Guidelines for, Polyp Screening, Surveillance Colorectal Polyp Screening, Surveillance

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Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in males and the fourth most common in females in Korea. Since the most of colorectal cancer occur through 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. Korean Multi-Society Take Force developed the guidelines with evidence-based methods. Parts of the statements drawn by systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Herein we discussed the epidemiology of colorectal cancers and adenomas in Korea, optimal screening methods for colorectal cancer, and detection for adenomas including fecal occult blood tests, radiologic tests, and endoscopic examinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-84
Number of pages20
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012


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