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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 21, 2020; 26(27): 3963-3974
Published online Jul 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i27.3963
Acceptance on colorectal cancer screening upper age limit in South Korea
Xuan Quy Luu, Kyeongmin Lee, Yun Yeong Lee, Mina Suh, Yeol Kim, Kui Son Choi
Xuan Quy Luu, Kyeongmin Lee, Kui Son Choi, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 10408, South Korea
Yun Yeong Lee, Mina Suh, Yeol Kim, Kui Son Choi, National Cancer Control Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 10408, South Korea
Author contributions: Luu XQ, Suh M, Kim Y, and Choi KS designed study; Lee Y administered survey; Luu XQ and Lee K participated in the data analysis and interpretation; Luu XQ drafted the initial manuscript; all authors have reviewed and approved the manuscript.
Supported by Grant-in-Aid for Cancer Research and Control from the National Cancer Center of Korea, No. #1910231-2.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the National Cancer Center, South Korea (approval number: NCC2019-0233).
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Kui Son Choi, PhD, Professor, Department Chair, Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center, 323, Ilsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si 10408, South Korea. kschoi@ncc.re.kr
Received: March 26, 2020
Peer-review started: March 26, 2020
First decision: April 25, 2020
Revised: May 6, 2020
Accepted: July 4, 2020
Article in press: July 4, 2020
Published online: July 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Although several guidelines recommend setting an upper age for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, there is a lack of information on perceptions and acceptance thereof. By analyzing data from a national representative survey in South Korea, we were able to determine the acceptance of an upper age limit for CRC screening and factors associated therewith among cancer-free individuals targeted for screening in South Korea.