The results of the U.S. PLCO trial, along with the U.K. FS, Italy (SCORE) and Norwegian (NORCCAP) trial results provide clear evidence that screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces both colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in average risk individuals.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy needs to be considered as an option in organized colorectal cancer screening programs in Canada.
Full report from expert panel
|Colorectal Cancer Screening – Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
This document provides a concise synthesis of the results of four flexible sigmoidoscopy randomized controlled trials for colorectal cancer screening. The results of each trial were highlighted in its own Watching Brief or Supplement to a Watching Brief. Two Watching Briefs and two Supplements to Watching Briefs have been published. Released: September 19, 2012
Watching briefs and supplements
- Watching Brief – 1st Iteration, June 2009
- Watching Brief – 2nd Iteration, June 2010
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Supplement to 2nd Watching Brief
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: 2nd Supplement to 2nd Watching