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Pilot bowel screening scheme to start in Britain

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7161.769b (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:769
  1. Alex Brooks
  1. BMJ

    A screening programme for bowel cancer will be piloted at two sites in Britain from April. The pilot schemes will run for two to three years, after which the national screening committee will decide whether a national screening programme for colorectal cancer would be feasible and acceptable to the public.

    The two pilots, one in England and one in Scotland, will each cover a population of about one million. All men and women aged 50-69 will be sent …

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