Third Asia-Pacific consensus recommendations on colorectal cancer screening and postpolypectomy surveillance

Joseph J. Y. Sung*, Han-Mo Chiu, David Lieberman, Ernst J. Kuipers, Matthew D. Rutter, Finlay Macrae, Khay-Guan Yeoh, Tiing Leong Ang, Vui Heng Chong, Sneha John, Jingnan Li, Kaichun Wu, Simon S. M. Ng, Govind K. Makharia, Murdani Abdullah, Nozomu Kobayashi, Masau Sekiguchi, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Hyun-Soo Kim, Susan ParryPatricia Anne Cabral-Prodigalidad, Deng-Chyang Wu, Suparkij Khomvilai, Rashid N. Lui, Sunny Wong, Yu-Min Lin, E. Dekker

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The Asia-Pacific region has the largest number of cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) and one of the highest levels of mortality due to this condition in the world. Since the publishing of two consensus recommendations in 2008 and 2015, significant advancements have been made in our knowledge of epidemiology, pathology and the natural history of the adenoma-carcinoma progression. Based on the most updated epidemiological and clinical studies in this region, considering literature from international studies, and adopting the modified Delphi process, the Asia-Pacific Working Group on Colorectal Cancer Screening has updated and revised their recommendations on (1) screening methods and preferred strategies; (2) age for starting and terminating screening for CRC; (3) screening for individuals with a family history of CRC or advanced adenoma; (4) surveillance for those with adenomas; (5) screening and surveillance for sessile serrated lesions and (6) quality assurance of screening programmes. Thirteen countries/regions in the Asia-Pacific region were represented in this exercise. International advisors from North America and Europe were invited to participate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number327377
Pages (from-to)2152-2166
Number of pages15
Issue number11
Early online date24 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2022

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