What is TOD early CRC?

Training in optical diagnosis of early colorectal cancer (TOD early CRC) is the first highly specialised virtual training platform focused on endoscopic recognition of the invasive pattern in colorectal polyps.

TOD early CRC has been created by the Althaia GOES research group, with the collaboration of world-leading endoscopists.

Scientific evidence in reference centres

Scientific evidence of optical diagnosis with zoom or magnification has shown high effectiveness in predicting the histology and, therefore, selecting the indication for advanced endoscopy treatments (such as submucosal endoscopic dissection, piecemeal, endoscopic mucosal resection) and surgery, especially in Japanese reference centres.

Our main goal

TOD early CRC aims to improve optical diagnosis of early colorectal cancer and estimate the histology in lesions found during a colonoscopy so that, based on the colonoscopy report, the endoscopist and a multidisciplinary committee may make a treatment decision considering other patient-related and local factors.

Guidelines and endorsement

The platform’s content is aligned with the recommendations of international guidelines such as ESGE, ASGE, and JGES. This might help homogenise and centralise advanced procedures to offer optimal treatment to each patient.

Our courses are endorsed by the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology (AEG), the Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology (SEPD), the Spanish Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SEED), the Pan-American Gastroenterology Organisation (OPGE), and the Interamerican Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED).