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    Colorectal cancer: advances in prevention and early detection

    Miles, Anne and van Duijnhoven, F. and McQueen, A. and Raymond Oliphant, R. (2015) Colorectal cancer: advances in prevention and early detection. BioMed Research International 2015 (518068),

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    Abstract

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. While mortality rates are in decline in most westernised countries, global estimates predict that CRC incidence rates and the overall number of CRC-related deaths are set to rise by 77% and 80%, respectively, by 2030. The development of CRC is multifactorial, and risk factors include various lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors. It has been estimated that at least half of CRC cases could be prevented by a reduction in known modifiable lifestyle-related risk factors. Further reductions in CRC incidence and mortality can be achieved through screening, but the uptake of screening varies across different sectors of the population. This special issue comprises articles highlighting issues in the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of CRC.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 09:52
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 17:08
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13150

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