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Research Article

Effect of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy-Based Screening on Incidence and Mortality of Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

  • B. Joseph Elmunzer mail,

    badihe@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Rodney A. Hayward,

    Affiliation: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Philip S. Schoenfeld,

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Sameer D. Saini,

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Amar Deshpande,

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Akbar K. Waljee

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: December 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001352

About the Authors

B. Joseph Elmunzer, Philip S. Schoenfeld, Sameer D. Saini, Akbar K. Waljee
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Rodney A. Hayward, Philip S. Schoenfeld, Sameer D. Saini, Akbar K. Waljee
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and The Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Amar Deshpande
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: badihe@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJE AKW. Performed the experiments: BJE AKW RAH. Analyzed the data: BJE AKW RAH PSS SDS AD. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: BJE. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BJE AKW RAH PSS SDS AD. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: BJE AKW RAH PSS SDS AD. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: BJE AKW RAH PSS SDS AD.