Clínic Barcelona

International experts discuss about the importance of screening programs in the fight against colorectal cancer

International experts meet from 24 to 28 October in Barcelona at the European Congress of Gastroenterology (United European Gastroenterology Week) to discuss about the latest advances in research, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases. Special emphasis is placed on the fight against colorectal cancer, since, according to experts, Spain is lagging behind due to low deposit rates in screening programs. Dr. Antoni Castells, head of the Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (ICMDM) at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, has been appointed United European Gastroenterology spokesperson on colorectal cancer screening programmes and is presenting today the results of his research in this field.