Overview of the National Cancer Screening Programme and the Cancer Screening Status in Korea


Organised cancer screening in Korea began in 1999. Operating system has been stabilised, target populationhave expanded and participation rate has been increased throughout its ten years. Here we present an overviewof the organised cancer screening system in Korea and introduce the National Cancer Screening Programmeincluding results from 2002 to 2008. Furthermore, we present the results of the Korea National Cancer ScreeningSurvey, a survey that is representative of the population, from 2004 to 2009. Finally, we discuss our achievementsand the future challenges.