The Cancer Screening Committee

  • deals with questions surrounding population-based cancer screenings
  • independently assesses scientific evidence and observes developments in Switzerland and abroad
  • considers medical indications, epidemiological, economic, legal and ethical aspects, as well as the interests of patients
  • formulates recommendations for cancer screening measures


Composition of the Committee of Experts

Epidemiology, Methodology, StatisticsProf. Dr. Marcel Zwahlen, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Chairman of the Cancer Screening Committee
PD, Dr. med. Thomas Agoritsas, Divisions of Internal Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals
Medicine
(Clinical Everyday Life and Prevention)
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Aebi, Chief physician of medical oncology and Chair of the Tumor Center, Lucerne Cantonal Hospital
Prof. Dr. med. Reto Auer, Bern Institute for Family Medicine (BIHAM), University of Bern, Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique, Université de Lausanne
Dr. med. Reto Guetg, Medical Officer santésuisse, Bern
ScreeningDr. med. Jacques Fracheboud, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)
EconomicsProf. Dr. Matthias Schwenkglenks, Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel, Institute of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich
EthicsProf. Dr. med. Samia Hurst, Institute of Ethics, History and Humanities, University of Geneva
Lawlic. iur. Michelle Salathé, MAE, Deputy Secretary General, Head Department Ethics, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW), Bern
Representative of PatientsDavid U. Haerry, Chairman Positive Council, European Patients Academy (EUPATI), Zurich