The Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) held Webinars during the months of April and May. The Committee created seven working groups formed by international experts in order to foster the exchange of experiences and discuss in depth aspects of colorectal cancer screening and endoscopic surveillance.
The UCC has participated in the Webinar aimed at inequities in colorectal cancer screening. A paper has been presented that analyzed the differences in participation according to basic health area. It has been found that participation in the colon and rectal cancer screening program is associated with the level of socioeconomic deprivation. Participation is lower in the most socioeconomically deprived areas and in the most affluent areas. Language barriers (% of foreigners from non-Spanish speaking countries) contribute in part to the variability observed between the different basic health areas of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region.