ICSN Meeting 2017

The 2017 International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Meeting is taking place in June 19-21, 2017, in Bethesda, MD, United States. The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), under the new leadership of the Center for Global Health, and it will provide an opportunity for international scientists working in cancer screening research to exchange practice challenges, research methods, knowledge, and results in the field of organized cancer screening, and prioritize, develop and move forward research projects through interest and working groups.

Some of the EU-TOPIA partners will be present and actively involved: P.I. Harry de Koning (Erasmus MC/Netherlands) will talk about The Gradual Evolution of Organized Screening Programs, Inge de Kok (Erasmus MC/Netherlands) will present First results of the EU-TOPIA project, Nadine Zielonke (Erasmus MC/Netherlands) will present posters with the results of the systematic review on the Effect of organized cervical, colorectal and breast cancer screening on mortality in Europe (WP 4) and Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/UK) presents a poster on Barriers to effective cancer screening in Europe (WP6).

Additionally, Nereo Segnan (CPO Piemonte/Italy) chairs a session on Novel Technologies and Strategies for Screening and Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar (Erasmus MC/Netherlands) chairs a discussion on Reducing socio-economic differences in screening.



The project was launched in September 2015 and will continue to August 2020.

This project has received funding from the European Unionʼs Horizon2020 Programme under grant agreement no 634753