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Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Pilot Demonstration Project in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Study sites: Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Principal investigator (PI) from IARC: P. Basu and C. Sauvaget
PIs from collaborating institutions:Reza Malekzadeh, Alireza Delavari, and Hamideh Salimzadeh
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Start date: 2018
Closure date:Ongoing
Objectives: To evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, organization, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of colorectal cancer screening in the general population setting in the Islamic Republic of Iran by integrating the programme within the existing public health services to inform and guide the eventual large-scale scaling up of colorectal cancer screening to cover the entire country.
Methodology:A study will be conducted between December 2018 and December 2023. The study is a population-based pilot demonstration project of colorectal cancer screening using immunochemical faecal occult blood testing (iFOBT), targeting eligible men and women (age 5070 years, free of bowel symptoms) residing in the geographical region covered by 20 selected primary health centres in the Tehran region, Islamic Republic of Iran. The study will be widely publicized in the location to inform and encourage the eligible men and women to voluntarily participate, adhere to the protocol, and benefit from the programme.
Funding: Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

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