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Colorectal Cancer Screening Continuing Education

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control now offers two continuing education courses for healthcare providers, entitled: "Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality." One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is intended for clinicians who perform colonoscopies. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.

Colorectal cancer screening can save lives, but well-documented problems with screening implementation in clinical practice can reduce its effectiveness. These courses provide guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The courses were developed by a group of nationally recognized experts in colorectal cancer screening, including primary care clinicians, gastroenterologists, and leaders in public health programs and research.

The courses can be accessed free of charge at www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quality/.

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