Why is this study being done?
This study is being done to answer the following question:
Should people who had 1 or 2 small benign polyps removed during colonoscopy have their repeat colonoscopy exam at 10 years or should they have their repeat exams at both 5 years and at 10 years?
We are doing this study because the best timing for a repeat colonoscopy for patients with 1 or 2 small benign polyps removed during colonoscopy is not known.
Am I eligible for this study?
If you are between 50-70 in age, with a first-time diagnosis of 1-2 non-advanced polyps removed by colonoscopy, you may be eligible to participate in FORTE.
What would I be asked to do as a part of FORTE?
You will be randomized to receive a surveillance colonoscopy in 5 and in 10 years, vs. in 10 years.
Participants will be asked to donate blood and stool samples and will be followed annually.
How can I get involved with FORTE?
Are you interested in joining this study? Contact a Participating Location
Looking for more information on Colorectal Cancer?
Educational information on colorectal cancer, screening, prevention, causes and treatment can be found on the National Cancer Institute Website.