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 as a pilot prject 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.

From 2019 to 2022, the expert committee developed two recommendations on cancer screening for Switzerland.  

Recommendations on cervical cancer screening of 11 August 2021

Recommendation on lung cancer screening of 22 November 2022

Information December 2022   

The pilot phase for the Cancer Screening Committee was completed at the end of 2022. Possibilities for a continuation of the activities of the expert panel will be examined in the course of 2023. Until it is clarified whether a follow-up solution will be determined, the expert panel will be in dormant mode.  

The office of the expert panel will be dissolved at the end of January 2023. Emails to the address will be checked periodically.