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Improving the Management of Colorectal Cancer

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. In addition, workshops were held on quality improvement in each domain of colorectal cancer care.
The report includes recommendations for prevention and screening, surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapy and supportive care.

The proceedings are available on-line at the above website URL, or through Ann.Kohen at or 416-971-5100 ext. 1388.