Table 2

Classification of randomized trials of colorectal cancer follow-up

Trials [Reference]

Follow-up programs compared

CEA testing used

Liver Imaging testing used


Makela [36]

Intense vs. Conventional

Yes

Yes

Ohlsson [37]

Intense vs. Minimal

Yes

No

Kjeldsen [38]

Intense vs. Minimal

No

No

Schoemaker [39]

Intense vs. Minimal

No*

Yes

Pietra [40]

Intense vs. Conventional

Yes

Yes

Secco [41]

Intense vs. Minimal

Yes

Yes


* Isolated increase in CEA levels did not trigger further investigations.

Figueredo et al. BMC Cancer 2003 3:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-3-26

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