|Article Highlight: For patients who have surgery to remove colorectal tumors, reoccurrence of tumors is a major concern. Researchers in this study reported in JAMA that healthcare facilities that do more-frequent surveillance failed to detect recurring cancers any sooner than facilities that do less-frequent surveillance. The study, which analyzed data from more than 8,000 patients, also found no link between the intensity of surveillance and overall survival, suggesting more-frequent surveillance provided no health benefit.|
Studying the Frequency of Testing for Colorectal Cancer Survivors (right)
Principal Investigator George Chang discusses this project, which examined whether the frequency of follow-up testing of colorectal cancer survivors had an effect on the detection of recurrence or survival.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Cancer Surveillance
Principal Investigator George Chang shares some of the most common benefits and drawbacks of cancer surveillance, including patient anxiety.
|This project's final research report is expected to be available by March 2020.|
The Peer-Review Summary for this project will be posted here soon.
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