Increased risk of adenomas in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer: results of a meta-analysis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 21, Issue 12, p.2287-93 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adenoma, Adult, Algorithms, Center-Authored Paper, Colorectal Neoplasms, Disease Susceptibility, Family Health, Female, Humans, Male, Medical History Taking, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors

Abstract:

It is unclear to what extent the increased risk of colorectal cancer in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer and no known genetic disorders is associated with a higher adenoma prevalence. Our aim is to estimate the relative difference in adenoma prevalence and its age-pattern in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer compared to those without.