Med åpent blikk utenfor egen institusjon
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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- Onkologi 
Original versionNorsk epidemiologi 11(2001), Nr. 2, S. 133-135 http://dx.doi.org/10.5324/nje.v11i2.546
Even in a country like Norway, with a poor reputation for investment in medical research, some studies may materialise against all odds. This is the story about the difficult start and first few years of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening studies in Norway. It started in the peripheral county of Telemark with the Telemark Polyp Study no. I (TPS-I) in 1983. We now see the success of the Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention (NORCCAP) study, which is an on-going large-scale version of the TPS-I study comprising 21,000 men and women to be offered flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in Oslo and Telemark after randomised invitation from the population registry.