Strategies for detecting colon cancer and/or dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Paul D Collins, C Mpofu, A J Watson, Jonathan M Rhodes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

230 Citations (Scopus)


Patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis and colonic Crohn's disease have an increased risk of colorectal cancer compared with the general population. This review assesses the evidence that endoscopic surveillance may prolong life by allowing earlier detection of colon cancer or its pre-cursor lesion, dysplasia, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)CD000279
JournalThe Cochrane Library
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Biopsy
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colon
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn Disease
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Population Surveillance

Cite this