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ECCO 2017 | The importance of screening programs for colorectal cancer (CRC) and the EuropaColon task force

Jola Gore-Booth of EuropaColon, Salisbury, UK talks about the importance of screening programmes for colorecetal cancer (CRC). In 2003, the European Commission (EC) recommended that every person between the ages of 50-75 should be screened for CRC. At the moment, eight countries have formal population screening programs that work well. She emphasizes the importance of educating the population to increase awareness of how early diagnosis can save lives. She further discusses the EuropaColon program called EuroScreen, which is a task force that offers their services free of charge to countries with no screening programs or where screening has stopped. Visit http://www.europacolon.com
Recorded at the European Cancer Congress of the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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