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      Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer by screening for fecal occult blood. Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study.

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          Although tests for occult blood in the feces are widely used to screen for colorectal cancers, there is no conclusive evidence that they reduce mortality from this cause. We evaluated a fecal occult-blood test in a randomized trial and documented its effectiveness.

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          Journal
          N. Engl. J. Med.
          The New England journal of medicine
          0028-4793
          0028-4793
          May 13 1993
          : 328
          : 19
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455.
          Article
          10.1056/NEJM199305133281901
          8474513

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