Broadcasting from Norway: Additional Benefit Seen for Colonoscopy Versus Sigmoidoscopy

There may be a limited additional colorectal cancer (CRC) screening benefit for colonoscopy compared with sigmoidoscopy, according to a study published online Feb. 29 in JAMA Network Open.

Frederik E. Juul, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues estimated the additional screening benefit of colonoscopy compared with sigmoidoscopy in a comparative effectiveness simulation study using pooled data for 358,204 men and women. Participants were randomly assigned to sigmoidoscopy screening or usual care.

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