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PRESS RELEASE: How healthy is your local Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme?

Published on 27 March 2018  | Download | back to previous

 (click to view the video)PRESS RELEASE
16th March 2018
Immediate Release

How healthy is your local Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme? Does it do the right test, reach the right people and get the right results?

Professor Stephen Halloran MBE FRCPath says: If 70% of your 50 - 75 year olds are doing biennial faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) and have tightly monitored colonoscopy then you will be saving as many lives as do the Dutch in their programme... but if not, perhaps your screening programme needs a health check!

DG JRC’s European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC) will launch a survey this year in 36 European countries on the current organisation of colorectal cancer screening.

Screening finds early cancers, saves lives... and saves money!

Jola Gore-Booth, Founder and CEO of EuropaColon says “We look forward to contributing to the ECICC project. Our aim is to ensure that every citizen in Europe will have access to colorectal cancer screening in the very near future”

Early screening saves lives. Many in Europe have no access to it. It is #Time4Change #ECCAM

Together we can do more to reduce the number of deaths from Colorectal Cancer


Visit to download the ECCAM logo; Facebook and Twitter header images. ACT NOW and download the ‘I am supporting #ECCAM18 because...’ poster......add a personal message and photo and share on social media using the hashtags #ECCAM18 and #Time4Change.


For more information contact:
Jola Gore-Booth:


EuropaColon is the voice of colorectal cancer patients in Europe. Its aim is to save lives by bringing together all key stakeholders in the fight against this cancer which is highly treatable if diagnosed early.

Our community consists of Affiliate and Associate groups who work with us to prioritise and raise the profile of digestive cancers in Europe. Over the past fourteen years over forty Affiliate and Associate groups have joined the community from thirty-two countries.

Together we are campaigning for formal population screening programmes and conformity to EU guidance and policies in Europe.

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Digestive Cancers Europe
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