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Time to Diagnostic Testing After a Positive Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | JAMA

To the Editor Prompt evaluation of abnormal findings is a central tenet of clinical care, but it is often unclear what “prompt” means in minimizing harms from delayed diagnosis in cancer screening. Is it days, weeks, or months? That is the lens through which to evaluate the biological and clinical implications of our recent study. We wish to clarify 2 points in the accompanying Editorial by Drs Rutter and Inadomi: (1) the appropriate timing of colonoscopy and (2) potential methodological flaws that could bias the findings.

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