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Research snapshot – Increasing participation in bowel cancer screening Myers 2020

to screen as well as those which help them carry out the action of completing a screening kit. What does this mean? Organisers of population bowel cancer screening programs should aim to include these previously successful and recommended behaviour change…

Research snapshot – Barriers to home bowel cancer screening Goodwin 2021

can be used in future research to better understand barriers to screening and to improve screening participation. The findings of this study suggest that it is important to encourage people to make specific plans to use their screening kit and…

Research snapshot – Cervical cancer screening among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Dasgupta 2020

and addressing key drivers of the continuing disparities in screening participation. This will require active involvement of Indigenous women both in finding out key barriers to screening participation and designing appropriate effective localised interventions. Contact: Paramita Dasgupta Reference: Dasgupta…

Research snapshot – Geographical disparities in screening and cancer-related health behaviour Goodwin 2020

…to engage in risky levels of alcohol consumption and are less likely to engage in sufficient exercise. Daily smoking is more common in the more remote parts of rural Australia. Participation in cancer screening, however, was relatively equal across all…

News: Queensland women failing to take part in recommended screening programs

Screening Program for 2015-2016. Over the past two years, only 56 per cent of eligible women aged 50-74 years in Queensland took part in recommended breast screening, and only 54 per cent of women aged 20-69 years participated in the…

News: AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

check-ups and screenings and consult your doctor if you notice any changes in your overall health.” In Australia, bowel cancer is estimated to make up almost 6 in 10 digestive-tract cancers. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program provides a free…

News: Cancer Council calls on women to get cancer screening rates on target

the target age groups for breast and cervical screening participated in the programs in 2011 or 2012 – similar to the rates in previous years. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said more women needed to participate in regular screenings…

News: Computer just as effective as clinical screening for head and neck cancer patients

New research has found computerised screening could improve the clinical management of head and neck cancer patients, providing an efficient and effective alternative to clinical screening for patients undergoing treatment. The joint study tested the effectiveness of a ScreenIT application…

Blog: Research update – Cervical cancer screening in Indigenous Australians 

Despite a nationally coordinated and publicly funded cervical cancer screening program, Indigenous women in Australia have higher rates of cervical cancer than other Australian women, and their survival outcomes are poorer. A collaborative project between Cancer Council Queensland and Menzies…