Does Faecal Occult Blood Testing Help Identify Ileo-Colonic NETs in the UK Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP)?
Introduction: There has been an increase in the incidence of ileo-colonic NETs in recent years, partly from endoscopy. There is no published data on the incidence of NETs diagnosed in the UK ‘double’ screen BCSP of initial Faecal Occult Blood stool test (FOBt) and, if abnormal, colonoscopy. The incidence (per 100k) of colorectal cancer (CRC) in FOBt abnormal UK BCSP colonoscopy is 55 times that of the population incidence (10k vs 184).
Aim(s): To identify NETs diagnosed and recorded at UK BCSP colonoscopy between 2005-14.
Materials and methods: Data requests were made to UK BCSP for details of screened populations. Three NET related BCSP database queries were run and incidence (per 100k) was compared with those from the SEER database.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETSConcerence (2016)
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