Colorectal cancer can be a deadly disease, but can be prevented with screening. One method of CRC screening is the FIT test that, when positive, requires a follow-up colonoscopy. However, the optimal timing for follow-up has yet to be determined.

In a radio interview, Dr. Doug Corley and his team at Kaiser Permanente looked into how dangerous it is to delay having a colonoscopy after a positive FIT.

Dr. Corley will present data from the study “Colonoscopy Delay After a Positive Fecal Test and Risk of Colorectal Cancer-Related Outcomes,” abstract 175, on Saturday, May 21, from 2:15―2:30 p.m. in room 26 of the San Diego Convention Center.