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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for adenoma surveillance

Centre of Cancer Prevention

Principal Investigator:  Professor Stephen Duffy,


The overall objective is to test the hypothesis that annual immunochemical faecal occult blood testing (iFOBT or FIT) is a feasible, safe, acceptable and cost-saving alternative to colonoscopy surveillance for the diagnosis of advanced adenomas (AA) and early stage colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with intermediate risk colorectal adenomas as defined by national guidelines.

Further details

The study is led by Prof Wendy Atkin at Imperial College, London. Professor Stephen Duffy is the study statistician.


Professor Stephen Duffy
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7882 3535