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Faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for adenoma surveillance

Centre of Cancer Prevention

Project Investigator: Professor Stephen Duffy


The overall objective is to test the hypothesis that annual immunochemical faecal occult blood testing (iFOBT or FIT) is a feasible, safe, acceptable and cost-saving alternative to colonoscopy surveillance for the diagnosis of advanced adenomas (AA) and early stage colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with intermediate risk colorectal adenomas as defined by national guidelines.

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