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Program Information

About BC Cancer Colon Screening.

The Colon Screening Program started in BC in November 2013. Colon cancer screening in BC is organized under a partnership framework with regional health authorities, laboratory service providers, primary care providers, and specialists. BC Cancer provides oversight for organized cancer screening in BC and supports:

  • development of provincial policies, guidelines, and standards
  • development of strategies to increase public and health care provider awareness, including both benefits and limitations of screening
  • correspondence to eligible British Columbians about results, follow-up, and rescreening
  • quality assurance and quality improvement of the program
  • reporting and monitoring of system performance and screening outcomes. 

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