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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
December 19, 2017

Colonoscopy Surveillance After Colorectal Cancer Resection

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2017;318(23):2346-2347. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17613

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with more than 132 000 new cases each year.1,2 Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for nonmetastatic disease. Proper surveillance of patients after surgical resection is critical because 10% of patients experience a local recurrence and 20% experience a distal recurrence after surgical resection.3 This guideline sought to recommend appropriate endoscopic surveillance options for CRC survivors.

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