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Colorectal Cancer Screening: America's Next Top Model?

David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc; and Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
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From Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111; and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-2358.

Requests for Single Reprints: David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, Department of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111; e-mail, david.weinberg@fccc.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Weinberg: Department of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Dr. Schoen: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,200 Lothrop Street, Mezzanine Level, C Wing, PUH, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(9):673-674. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-9-201211060-00017
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In this issue, Knudsen and colleagues examine the effectiveness and costs of colonoscopy versus other rescreening strategies in a hypothetical average-risk population whose first colonoscopy at age 50 years is normal. The editorialists discuss the study findings and conclude that it emphasizes an important lesson: Any effective screening test is better than no test.

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