Bo-In Lee 1 , Sung Pil Hong 2 , Seong-Eun Kim 3 , Se Hyung Kim 4 , Hyun-Soo Kim , 5 , Sung Noh Hong 6 , Dong-Hoon Yang 7 , Sung Jae Shin 8 , Suck-Ho Lee 9 , Dong Il Park 10 , Young-Ho Kim 10 , Hyun Jung Kim 11 , Suk-Kyun Yang 7 , Hyo Jong Kim 12 , Hae Jeong Jeon 13 , Multi-Society Task Force for Development of Guidelines for Colorectal Polyp Screening, Surveillance and Management
31 March 2012
Now colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in males and the fourth most common cancer in females in Korea. Since most of colorectal cancers occur after the prolonged transformation of adenomas into carcinomas, early detection and removal of colorectal adenomas are one of the most effective methods to prevent colorectal cancer. Considering the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer and polyps in Korea, it is very important to establish Korean guideline for colorectal cancer screening and polyp detection. The guideline was developed by the Korean Multi-Society Take Force and we tried to establish the guideline by evidence-based methods. Parts of the statements were draw by systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Herein we discussed epidemiology of colorectal cancers and adenomas in Korea and optimal methods for screening of colorectal cancer and detection of adenomas including fecal occult blood tests, radiologic tests, and endoscopic examinations.