Considering Gender Differences When Planning a Screening Program
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- Kaminski, M.F. & Regula, J. Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep (2010) 6: 4. doi:10.1007/s11888-009-0035-4
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In light of the huge population at risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) and limited screening resources, shifting the use of screening tests from low-risk to high-risk groups is a valid option. This study reviews the gender of potential screenees as a factor influencing CRC screening yield and overall results. The higher risk of advanced neoplasia, better endoscopy performance, and greater endoscopy screening uptake in men should be taken into consideration when planning an optimized CRC screening program.