Cancer Screening Committee

In which cases are long-term and/or broad-based examinations useful for the early detection of cancer? Then when do these so-called screening examinations do more good than harm to those undergoing them? The general population as well as professional circles are confronted by questions about screening for cancer, which again lead to further discussions.

The national Cancer Screening Committee has been set up within the framework of the National Strategy against Cancer. It is devoted to the questions surrounding cancer screening issues. The committee works in a scientifically well-founded, balanced manner and is independent of particular interests or recommendations.