Communication Channels Used by Women to Contact a Population-Based Breast Cancer Screening Program in Catalonia, Spain

Communication is a corner stone of population-based breast cancer screening programs that need to invite all the women from their target population and provide them with balanced information on screening to guaranty informed participation. Invited women also need to be able to contact screening programs to get further information on screening procedures and/or cancel and […]

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ICO Cancer Screening Unit researchers participate in the biennial Meeting of the International Screening Network (ICSN) in Rotterdam

The Biennial Meeting of the International Screening Network (ICSN) was held in Rotterdam at the beginning of June, under the slogan “Screening in Balance”. This year, emphasis was placed on the importance of continuously assessing the benefits and risks of cancer screening programs. On this occasion, Dr. Montse García and Dr. Carmen Vidal, from the […]

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The book of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Colorectal Cancer Screening is published

Volume 17 of the book collection of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Handbooks of Cancer Prevention on Colorectal Cancer Screening has been published and is now available online. The book has been written by a Working Group of 23 independent experts from 15 countries, convened by the IARC, of which Dr. Montse Garcia […]

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Longitudinal Adherence to Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Testing vs Guaiac-based FOBT in an Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

This study analyzes adherence to the ICO Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in the 2000-2017 period using two indicators: 1) continued participation among individuals who have previously been screened (%) and adherence to screening among individuals who have been invited to the program (%). The first indicator allows us to know the prevalence of individuals who […]

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Screening for colorectal cancer: indicators of coordination and continuity of care

The European guidelines for the quality of breast cancer colorectal screening programs describe the process indicators, screening structure and the results. However, they do not specifically evaluate the coordination and continuity of care during the cancer screening process. The objective of this study was to identify and adapt the health quality indicators related to the […]

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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

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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A conference on the Prevention of Colon and Rectal Cancer, with the experience sharing from Pau Donés, brings together various experts in this disease

Various professionals from the oncology area met during the Colon Cancer Prevention Day to discuss the means of prevention of this disease. The event was also attended by Pau Donés, a popular Spanish singer, who gave his perspective as a person suffering from the colon cancer. In an in-depth interview, guided by the journalist Antoni […]

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The Best Without Cancer platform of the ICO disseminates a series of informative videos on prevention of colon and rectal cancer, aimed at patients

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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The ICO has completed the coverage of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (CCR) throughout its territory

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has completed the coverage of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (CCR) throughout its territory of influence. Currently, all the target population (men and women 50-69 years old) residing in Hospitalet de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Alt Penedès, Barcelonès Nord and Maresme have already received at least once invitation to […]

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The breast cancer screening unit of the ICO presents its candidacy for the European Commission accreditation pilot study

The European Commission is developing an initiative aimed at improving breast cancer care in Europe. The aim is to establish an accreditation system for screening units and diagnostic services for breast cancer and a platform for clinical practice guidelines for post-diagnostic care units. For this reason, the Breast Cancer Screening Unit of the Catatán Institute […]

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