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Convinced of the importance of prevention, the Breast Cancer Early Detection Program retakes its activity after the situation generated by COVID-19. In order to restart the Program and maintain the safety of the participants at all times, all the necessary preventive actions have been taken to avoid infection, trying to affect, as little as possible, the program’s activity. […]

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On February 14, 2000, the Catalan Institute of Oncology launched a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in the city of Hospitalet de Llobregat, being the first screening initiative for colorectal cancer implemented both in Catalonia and Spain. Although participation has been increasing over the last twenty years, there are still areas that have not reached 45%, […]

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The Nursing team at the Cancer Screening Unit celebrated the World Cancer Day joining the campaign #CatalanNursingNow#. The aim of this campaign was to raise awareness of nursing professionals regarding prevention and health promotion. The team participated in a session about the role of the nurse in population-based screening programs held at the University of […]

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The Breast Cancer Early Detection Program is carrying out, this last quarter of the year, the second edition of the course: “Training for the accreditation of the radiologic technologists of the Breast Cancer Population-based Screening Program”. Its purpose is to train and give tools to all the radiologic technologists to guarantee the quality standards required […]

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On October 19, professionals from the ICO breast cancer screening program participated in a several events to inform and raise awareness about cancer prevention: Information table in the lobby of ICO Hospitalet Organized by AECC, information material about breast cancer and its prevention was delivered: leaflets, pins, European code cards and recommendations to help quit […]

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The Radiology Units of Breast Cancer Screening Program have renewed the mammography machines they used for the early detection of cancer by others of the latest generation, donated by the Amancio Ortega Foundation. The new mammography machines, of higher quality, are equipped with tomosynthesis. This new technology will allow, in some cases, to obtain images […]

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The group of experts at IARC demonstrates the effectiveness of main methods for early detection of colorectal cancer and their benefits in cancer screening, as published in the New England Journal of Medicine. An international group of experts, convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), have carried out a systematic review and […]

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On the occasion of the world day of colorectal cancer, the screening program for colon and rectal cancer of the ICO, in collaboration with other institutions, has disseminated a series of videos on primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer in the online platform Mejorsincancer.org. These videos of short duration are directed especially to patients […]

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