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FORTE Study for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Colonoscopy is an effective way to help prevent colorectal cancer by detecting and removing polyps which can advance to malignancy. But after polyps are removed, when should the patient come back for another colonoscopy exam?

In this UPMC Physician Journal feature, hear from experts who are leading a groundbreaking national study to provide an answer to that question. It’s called the FORTE Study, and it will provide new knowledge about when and how often repeat colonoscopies are necessary.

This story includes interviews with Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and Principal Investigator of the FORTE Study; and Jeffrey M. Dueker, MD, MPH, Protocol Co-Chair of the FORTE Study.

Links for more information about the FORTE Colorectal Cancer Prevention Trial:

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