The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program at the Catalan Institute of Oncology celebrates 20 years

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 joined the campaign #CatalanNursingNow#

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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Training for the accreditation of the radiologic technologists of the Breast Cancer Population-based Screening Program (2nd edition)

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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World Day Against Breast Cancer

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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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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