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Professor Michael Bretthauer was the first gastroenterologist to be teleported into a patient's colon in a shrunked version of himself, only to get a better view of the colonic polyps. The sensational event took place during the Felix Burda Award in Berlin this weekend.
A paper published today in BMJ shows no effect of sigmoidoscopy screening in women aged 60 years and older. This new finding will have implications for a future Norwegian colorectal cancer screening program, where sigmoidoscopy is one of the recommended screening methods.