UC Surveillance

  • Chang-Ho Ryan Choi
  • Ibrahim Al-Bakir


Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a significant risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Regular colonoscopic surveillance and dysplasia detection remains the mainstay of CRC risk management. The efficacy of colonoscopic surveillance in preventing CRC remains poor with a considerable number of surveillance patients presenting with interval or advanced CRC. This chapter will focus on clinical and molecular risk factors associated with CRC development. A particular consideration will be given to challenges in detecting and managing dysplasia, with reference to our latest understanding of how CRC evolves from a molecular perspective that could ultimately pave the way for biomarker discovery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-Ho Ryan Choi
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Al-Bakir
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.St. George HospitalSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit, St. Marks’ HospitalHarrowUK
  3. 3.Cancer and Evolution Laboratory, Barts Cancer InstituteQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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