The impact of a comprehensive, province-wide colorectal cancer screening program on diagnosis and treatment: a retrospective cohort study in BC.

Project number: 
18-013
Approval date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Principal Investigator: 
Le,Dan
Institution: 
BC Cancer
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
consolidation - census geocodes
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation file (BC Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
bc cancer-external
Research objective: 

Our primary hypothesis is that a province-wide colon cancer screening program identifies patients at an earlier stage compared to an opportunistic colon cancer screening approach. Our secondary hypothesis is that a province-wide colon cancer screening program leads to less aggressive treatment regimens among those diagnosed.


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