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Dr. Robert Schoen discusses lessons from the PLCO colon Screening Trial and reports on the impact of colon cancer screening on incidence and mortality from colon cancer.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current data supporting colorectal cancer screening
  • Compare the efficacy of endoscopic screening to stool-based testing
  • Describe the importance and causes of interval cancer, cancers that appear between screening exams

Reading Resources:

  1. Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, Weissfeld JL, Yokochi LA, Church T, Laiyemo AO, Bresalier R, Andriole GL, Buys SS, Crawford ED, Fouad MN, Isaacs C, Johnson CC, Reding DJ, O'Brien B, Carrick DM, Wright P, Riley TL, Purdue MP, Izmirlian G, Kramer BS, Miller AB, Gohagan JK, Prorok PC, Berg CD; PLCO Project Team. Colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality with screening flexible sigmoidoscopy. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 21:366(25:2345-57).
  2. Weissfeld JL, Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, Bresalier RS, Doria-Rose VP, Laiyemo AO, Church T, Yokochi LA, Yurgalevitch S, Rathmell J, Andriole GL, Buys S, Crawford ED, Fouad M, Isaacs C, Lamerato L, Reding D, Prorok PC, Berg CD; PLCO Project Team. Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the randomized prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: added yield from a second screening examination. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Feb 22;104(4):280-9.
  3. Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, Weissfeld JL, Yokochi LA, Church T, Laiyemo AO, Bresalier R, Hickey T, Riley T, Prorok PC.  Colorectal Cancers Not Detected by Screening Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2012;75:612-20.

Disclosures:

Dr. Schoen has no relevant financial interests with any entity or entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.50 contact hour.

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Release Date: 12/11/2012 | Last Modified On: 4/24/2014 | Expires: 4/25/2015

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