FIT for Screening

‘FIT for Screening’ is an Expert Working Group of the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Committee.

Population screening for CRC using guaiac-based faecal occult blood tests (gFOBT) reduces disease-specific mortality but the superior performance characteristics of faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin (FIT) makes them a better choice for population screening.  The Expert Working Group ‘FIT for Screening’ focuses on the implementation of FIT screening around the world and provides a platform to address issues around optimisation and tailoring of FIT in CRC screening programmes.


Dr Manon Spaander (Netherlands)

Mrs Sally Benton (UK)


Former co-chair:

Professor Ernst Kuipers (Netherlands)


Founding members

  • Professor Graeme Young (Australia)
  • Professor Stephen Halloran (UK)
  • Professor Callum Fraser (UK)
  • Professor Jim Allison (USA)



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