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Effect of colonoscopy on the reduction of incidence and death from colorectal cancer. New research results

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published Oct. 14, 2022 11:25

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Polish researchers, together with scientists from Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, assessed the impact of screening colonoscopy on the reduction of incidence and death from colorectal cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the NORDICC study conducted in 4 countries, in which researchers from the National Institute of Oncology Maria Skłodowskiej Curie and the Medical Center of Postgraduate Education in Warsaw under the supervision of prof. Michał Kamiński.

It is the world's first randomized trial to assess the impact of screening colonoscopy on the risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer. The scientific evidence to date assessing the magnitude of the reduction in the risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer after colonoscopy has been obtained in observational studies.

The NORDICC (Northern European Initiative on Colorectal Cancer) study was conducted in 4 countries: Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Poland. A...

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