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Longer interval between first colonoscopy with negative findings for colorectal cancer and repeat colonoscopy

JAMA Oncology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This cohort study found that for the population without a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC), the 10-year interval between colonoscopy screenings for individuals with a first colonoscopy with findings negative for CRC could potentially be extended to 15 years. A longer interval between colonoscopy screenings could be beneficial in avoiding unnecessary invasive examinations. 

Authors: Mahdi Fallah, M.D., Ph.D., of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, is the corresponding author. 

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