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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 7, 2015; 21(33): 9693-9706
Published online Sep 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i33.9693
Value of screening endoscopy in evaluation of esophageal, gastric and colon cancers
Tae H Ro, Michelle A Mathew, Subhasis Misra
Tae H Ro, Michelle A Mathew, Subhasis Misra, Division of Surgical Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States
Author contributions: Ro TH and Mathew MA contributed equally to the writing of this paper and should be deemed both first authors; Misra S was the senior author and guide for this paper.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Subhasis Misra has received a research grant from the Cancer Prevention Research, Institute of Texas for colorectal cancer screening. No other contributing authors from this manuscript has received fees for serving as a speaker, owns stocks and/or shares in any affiliated organization, or owns a patent related to this research.
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Correspondence to: Subhasis Misra, MD, MS, FACCWS, FACS, Associate Professor, Chief of GastroIntestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine, 1400 S Coulter St.Amarillo, Amarillo, TX 79106, United States.
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Received: April 13, 2015
Peer-review started: April 15, 2015
First decision: May 18, 2015
Revised: May 27, 2015
Accepted: July 3, 2015
Article in press: July 3, 2015
Published online: September 7, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The value of screening endoscopy in evaluating esophageal, gastric, and colon cancers is a critical area of discussion due to a potential reduction in morbidity and mortality. Studies have found value and cost-benefit in conducting screening endoscopy in esophageal and gastric cancer in high-risk populations. Colorectal cancer has had mass screening programs implemented for many years due to the clear evidence of improved outcomes. New innovations in technology have emerged and shown promise in playing a significant role in the future of endoscopic screening. These developments are paving the way for improving the diagnostic capability of endoscopy in the field of gastroenterology.