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OutFITting your Practice; Everything you need to know to prepare you and your patients for the new colorectal cancer screening test in Ontario

Type: Session
Therapeutic: Gastroenterology & Hepatology,Oncology & Hematology,Screening & Prevention,Women's Health,Men's Health
Thursday May 10
3:35pm to 4:35pm
Location: Lecture Hall 2
Credits: 1 Mainpro+

  • Description

    Cancer Care Ontario’s ColonCancerCheck (CCC) program will be transitioning from the guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) to the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for screening average risk individuals for colorectal cancer in Ontario within the next year. This presentation will review the evidence behind FIT and highlight its strengths when compared to colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening in average risk patients. The presentation will review the details surrounding the implementation of FIT in Ontario and describe how this will impact colorectal screening practices for primary care providers (PCPs) and their patients. This includes information on how FIT kits will be distributed to eligible Ontarians, how patients will return their kits, and how PCPs should manage follow up for their FIT positive patients.

    Learning Objectives
    • To explain the advantages of using FIT for colorectal cancer screening and why FIT should be used for average risk screening instead of colonoscopy.
    • To describe how the colorectal cancer screening process will be changing in Ontario, and to discuss the clinical and administrative impact on PCPs and their patients.
    • To discuss how PCPs should manage their patients who receive an abnormal FIT result, including surveillance recommendations .

  • Speakers