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Italian guidelines show way out of screening muddle

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The Italian Health Ministry has been urged to develop national screening programmes for the most common forms of cancer. A report just published by the Italian National Oncology Commission shows that current measures are at best disjointed and wasteful. It contains guidelines on measures for organising cancer prevention and care and has been published within the framework of Italy's 1994-1996 oncology programme (Gazzetta ufficiale, June 1st).

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