‘WEO Coalition to Reduce Inequities in Colorectal Cancer Screening’ is an Expert Working Group of the WEO Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Committee.
Worldwide, inequities in participation in colorectal cancer screening have been observed based on socioeconomic status, education, race, ethnicity, and other factors. The purpose of our Expert Working Group is to provide a forum for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, experts in health behavior change, epidemiologists, and industry representatives to share their expertise with public health and research strategies for addressing inequities in screening.
In 2014, our group published a comprehensive commentary on inequities in screening across populations in the United States in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, “Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved,” available at: http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/27/jnci.dju032.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=nbM7HdoELpYYokq
In January 2017, the article “Socioeconomic and ethnic inequities within organised colorectal cancer screening programmes worldwide” by Drs de Klerk, Gupta, Dekker and Essink-Bot on behalf of the WEO CRC SC Expert Working Group ‘Coalition to reduce inequities in colorectal cancer screening’, was published in GUT, available at: http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2017/01/23/gutjnl-2016-313311
Dr Samir Gupta (UC San Diego and the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System)
Dr Christian von Wagner (University College, London)