Systematic review of colorectal cancer screening guidelines for average-risk adults: Summarizing the current global recommendations
Florence Bénard, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal (UdeM), and University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), Montreal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada
Alan N Barkun, Myriam Martel, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4, Canada
Daniel von Renteln, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Montreal Hospital (CHUM), University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), Montreal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada
Author contributions: Bénard F performed the literature search, drafted and revised the manuscript; Barkun AN was responsible for study concept, search strategy and provided critical revision of manuscript content and concepts; Martel M was responsible for search strategy, performed the literature search, and provided critical revision of manuscript content and concepts; von Renteln D was responsible for concept, design, draft and revision of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Florence Bénard has no potential conflict of interest to disclose. Alan Barkun is the lead clinician for the Quebec colorectal cancer screening program and has received consulting honoraria from Olympus. Myriam Martel has no potential conflict of interest to disclose. Daniel von Renteln is supported through a Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS) career development award, has received consulting honoraria from Boston Scientific and has received research support from ERBE, Vantage and Pentax.
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Correspondence to: Daniel von Renteln, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Montreal University Hospital (CHUM), Montreal University Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), 900 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 2, 2017
Peer-review started: November 3, 2017
First decision: November 21, 2017
Revised: December 12, 2017
Accepted: December 19, 2017
Article in press: December 19, 2017
Published online: January 7, 2018