Population Screening Act: the MoederVlekkenKliniek

The initiator of the MoederVlekkenKliniek (Mole Clinic) wishes to offer low-threshold screening for skin cancer to people with an average risk of developing this form of cancer. The Committee on Population Screening of the Health Council of the Netherlands advises Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport not to grant the requested permit. In the light of current scientific knowledge the Committee is unable to evaluate the scientific validity of the screening proposal and the benefits of the screening do not appear to sufficiently outweigh the risks.