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27th German Cancer Congress Berlin 2006

German Cancer Society (Frankfurt/M.)

22. - 26.03.2006, Berlin

Colorectal cancer – prevention and early detection

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  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Hermann Brenner - Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung, Heidelberg; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Deutschland

27. Deutscher Krebskongress. Berlin, 22.-26.03.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. DocIS019

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Published: March 20, 2006

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With over 66.000 new cases each year, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most frequent cancer in Germany [1]. Despite improvement in therapy, more than 40% of the patients still die of the disease [2]. However, death from colorectal disease is preventable. Effective and safe methods for screening are available and, if widely utilized in a quality assured manner, could prevent the majority of deaths from CRC [3]. This presentation gives an overview on the current state of evidence, expert recommendations and perspectives for prevention and early detection of CRC by screening


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