Colorectal cancer: screening-one small step for mankind, one giant leap for man

Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 Jan;11(1):5-6. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2013.213. Epub 2013 Nov 12.


Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening strongly reduces CRC-related mortality, with the effects of screening persisting for 20–30 years. These observations support current CRC screening and surveillance guidelines. At the population level, screening contributes to longer, healthier living. Thus, it is one small step for mankind, yet one giant leap for man.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods*
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration*
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Primary Prevention / organization & administration*