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UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening
Date:7/27/2010

l polyps that do not need to be removed, yet their removal may lead to complications such as excessive bleeding.

In the end, Harris suggests that neither CTC nor colonoscopy are ideal screening tests. He concludes: "Wouldn't it be interesting if we ended up, a few years from now, with neither CTC nor colonoscopy as the primary screening test, but rather an improved fecal test as our gold standard."

Harris is a national expert on cancer screening issues. He has served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group that conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems.


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Contact: Dianne Shaw
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University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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