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Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation

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56 The Esplanade, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1A7
Tel: (416) 365-0806
Fax: (416) 365-0869

 CCSIF uses a humorous approach to encourage physicians to discuss colorectal cancer screening with their patients.

From the website: "CCSIF is committed to increasing awareness about CRC and encouraging people to get screened to drastically reduce the number of Canadians that are diagnosed with CRC each year."

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

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60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite #204
Toronto, ON M4T 1N5
Canada
Tel: 1 (888) 318-9442
Fax: (416) 920-3004

 From the website: "The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is the first non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with colorectal cancer, their families and caregivers. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of patients and increase awareness of the disease."

Cancer Care Ontario

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620 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5G 2L7
Tel: (416) 971-9800
Fax: (416) 971-6888

 From the website: "Cancer Care Ontario is Ontario's authority on cancer information and care practices, and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the quality of cancer care in the province. As the government's principal adviser on cancer issues, Cancer Care Ontario's mission is to ensure the best quality cancer information, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care for the people of Ontario."

Improving the Management of Colorectal Cancer

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The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario has published the proceedings from its first annual signature event on quality improvement in colorectal cancer. The event, held in June 2003, consisted of a working meeting that brought together clinical practice leaders, policy makers, health care administrators managers, patient advocates and patients to focus on quality improvement strategies for the control of colorectal cancer. A major focus of the meeting was the significant gains that could be achieved through screening and early detection of this disease.

Technical Report for the National Committee of Colorectal Cancer Screening

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 Health Canada

* This report was prepared in May 2002 and outlines CRC screening guidelines based on scientific evidence to date
* A detailed background is provided on the impact of CRC in Canada, mortality rates of CRC compared to other cancers and it outlines types of CRC screening tests available and benefits vs. risks of screening.
* This report can be downloaded as a PDF file.

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