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The CTFPHC Newsletter Issue 9

  The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) is composed of experts who develop recommendations for clinical preventive services delivered by Canadian primary care practitioners. The CTFPHC is responsible for prioritizing the topics that ...

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Developmental Delay

Developmental delay screening for young children not recommended, Canada says 30 March, 2016 Don’t screen all kids for developmental delays, Canadians say 29 March, 2016 Developmental delay screens for healthy Canadian kids not recommended 29 March, 2016

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Updated guideline recommends against screening with standardized tools to detect unrecognized developmental delay in primary care

View guideline CTFPHC says there is a lack of high-quality evidence demonstrating the benefits of standardized screening tools in healthy children OTTAWA, ON, March 29, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) ...

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Assistance in identifying potential candidates for chair and vice chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) – CLOSED

Dear Colleague: I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying potential candidates for Chair and Vice Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) www.canadiantaskforce.ca. The CTFPHC is a well-known panel of experts ...

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The CTFPHC Newsletter Issue 8

  The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) is composed of experts who develop recommendations for clinical preventive services delivered by Canadian primary care practitioners. The CTFPHC is responsible for prioritizing the topics that ...

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Lung Cancer

New guidelines recommend CT scans for lung cancer in long-time smokers 08 March, 2016 New guidelines for lung cancer screening introduced in Canada 08 March, 2016 New guidelines back CT scan for lung cancer screening 07 March, 2016

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New lung cancer screening guideline

View guideline Canadian Task Force launches new recommendation for high risk population OTTAWA, ON, March 7, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released a new guideline that recommends annual screening (up ...

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Prostate Cancer

Does prostate cancer screening do more harm than good? 01 March, 2016 U of C study shows PSA testing doesn’t change prostate cancer mortality 01 March, 2016 More prostate patients being monitored instead of undergoing immediate treatment: report 29 February, ...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy not needed for routine colorectal cancer screening, Task Force says 22 February, 2016 Task Force recommends against colonoscopy for routine colorectal cancer screening 22 February, 2016 Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in ...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in adults

View guideline   Guideline recommends routine screening for asymptomatic adults between 50-74 years of age for colorectal cancer OTTAWA, ON, February 22, 2016 – The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has released its recommendations for ...

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