Colorectal cancer (CRC) carries a major health burden worldwide and is ranked among the ten most common causes of that burden by the World Bank. It is 20 years since the WEO began implementation of CRC screening programs worldwide.

Currently, colonoscopy is a dominant screening modality, at least in most western countries, and several individuals have contributed to knowledge about colorectal screening and the techniques involved in performing colonoscopy and polyp detection and removal for prevention of CRC.

In February 2000, the then US President officially declared March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.

This March Video GIE has published interviews with two of the United States‘ most well-known and dedicated individuals in this area. WEO is delighted to share these videos with our members.

Jerome D Waye, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai, New York

Sidney Winawer, MD, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York