Government of New Brunswick

In an effort to reduce the incidence and mortality rates related to colon cancer, the New Brunswick Cancer Network (NBCN) of the Department of Health has developed a population-based Colon Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) for New Brunswick. This organized colon cancer screening program was launched in 2014.

Clinical practice guidelines are evidence-based recommendations that should be used by health care providers, in addition to sound clinical decision making. The NB Colon Cancer Screening Program- Clinical Practice Guidelines, originally developed in 2013 by a multi-stakeholder working group, have been updated in March 2022 following a review of current evidence. These guidelines are intended to assist health care providers in optimizing colon cancer screening in New Brunswick.