I feel very honoured to have been appointed Chair of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).
Professor Bob Steele
Professor Bob Steele is Chair of the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC). His involvement with screening started when he worked as a surgical trainee for Professor Sir Pat Forrest when breast cancer screening was first being introduced. He then worked for Professor Jack Hardcastle during the Nottingham randomised trial of faecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening for bowel cancer. Subsequently, he chaired the executive group that implemented the demonstration pilot for FOBT screening in the UK and he went on to become the Clinical Director of the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme.
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