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How to increase up-take rates in colorectal cancer screening

JRC organises an expert workshop

On 6-7 June, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre organised a workshop looking at how best to increase up-take rates in colorectal cancer screening across the EU. The workshop, chaired by the JRC's Behavioural Economics Team, analysed how interventions from behavioural economics can influence an individual's decision to attend colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The workshop presented the state of play regarding CRC screening policies in Europe and discussed behavioural models that explain low compliance rates. 28 international experts in the field of cancer screening, such as scientific researchers and representatives of screening or patient organisations participated in this two-day workshop.

The insights from the brainstorming sessions will be used to design a randomised controlled trial in one or more European countries and a report from the workshop will be available on-line shortly.

Photo: Group of participants to the workshop. Copyright EU 2013.

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