Ontario starts colorectal cancer screening programme for adults aged 50-74BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39108.509167.DB (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:229
- David Spurgeon
Ontario has announced that it will become the first Canadian province to set up a province-wide screening programme for the early detection of colorectal cancer. This type of cancer has the second highest death toll of cancers in Canada.
The Ontario government says its scheme is the first such screening programme in North America to use the faecal occult blood test. Other countries that already have such a programme are Australia, Italy, France, Finland, and Israel. The …