The international conference European Digestive Cancer Days 2017 (EDCD) picked up the threads of the annual European Colorectal Cancer Days (ECCD) conference and extended its focus. As one of its objectives, the ECCD conference had been promoting standardised colorectal cancer screening according to international best practices, which had been particularly important for the Czech Republic: the Czech National Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme – in its originally implemented form – had not included personal invitations. Among others, the ECCD conference had significantly contributed to the introduction of population-based cancer screening programmes in the Czech Republic, involving the invitation of eligible individuals, in 2014. The new EDCD conference extended its focus on all gastrointestinal cancers and related cancer control activities, such as prevention, early detection, treatment and long-term care.
All information about the conference, including the on-line registration, is available at www.cancer-days.eu.