Improving radiologic technologist performance in breast cancer screening: impact of a training course

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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The creation of an advisory group of the Endoscopic Units of Colorectal Screening is proposed

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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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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