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Table 2 Classification of randomized trials of colorectal cancer follow-up

From: Follow-up of patients with curatively resected colorectal cancer: a practice guideline

Trials [Reference] Follow-up programs compared CEA testing used Liver Imaging testing used
Makela [36] Intense vs. Conventional Yes Yes
Ohlsson [37] Intense vs. Minimal Yes No
Kjeldsen [38] Intense vs. Minimal No No
Schoemaker [39] Intense vs. Minimal No* Yes
Pietra [40] Intense vs. Conventional Yes Yes
Secco [41] Intense vs. Minimal Yes Yes
  1. * Isolated increase in CEA levels did not trigger further investigations.