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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Recently, the clinical performance of 29 Radiologic Technologists of the diagnostic imaging units from the Costa Ponent and Barcelonès Nord and Maresme Screening Program for breast cancer have been evaluated. Clinical performance was assessed before and after the completionof a theoretical and practical training course organized by the ICO technical screening office.The purpose of the […]

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Earlier this summer, ICO technical screening office met with the professionals from various endoscopic units of colorectal cancer screening program and the evaluation data of each endoscopic unic was presented. The indicators of the diagnostic confirmation process were discussed and it was observed that they vary substantially. The short-term impact indicators were also discussed (detection […]

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