Cancer Care Ontario Colonoscopy Standards: Standards and Evidentiary Base Academic Article uri icon

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  • Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cause of non-tobaccorelated cancer deaths in Canadian men and women, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths. An estimated 7800 men and women will be diagnosed with CRC, and 3250 will die from the disease in Ontario in 2007. Given that CRC incidence and mortality rates in Ontario are among the highest in the world, the best opportunity to reduce this burden of disease would be through screening. The present report describes the findings and recommendations of Cancer Care Ontario’s Colonoscopy Standards Expert Panel, which was convened in March 2006 by the Program in Evidence-Based Care. The recommendations will form the basis of the quality assurance program for colonoscopy delivered in support of Ontario’s CRC screening program.


  • Rabeneck, L
  • Rumble, RB
  • Axler, J
  • Smith, A
  • Armstrong, David
  • Vinden, C
  • Belliveau, P
  • Rhodes, K
  • Zwaal, C
  • Mai, V
  • Dixon, P

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  • 2007