This Week in JAMA


In JAMA this week, researchers from Austria explore the gender-specific prevalence of adenomas and advanced adenomas in colorectal cancer patients undergoing colonoscopy screening. The team analyzed data from 44,350 participants of a national screening colonoscopy program in Austria from 2007 to 2010. Adenomas were found in 19.7 percent of colonoscopy participants, and being male was significantly associated with a higher prevalence of adenomas, the authors write.

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