Carolyn Nickson

Journal article

How has COVID-19 impacted cancer screening? Adaptation of services and the future outlook in Australia

This article focuses on observed short-term impacts, adaptations and the longer-term outlook for cancer screening in relation to COVID-19. It summarises potential responses to minimise the harms of disruptions caused by COVID-19, and highlights research and policy opportunities in the pandemic response and recovery which...
Journal article

Improving breast cancer screening in Australia: a public health perspective

Abstract: There are currently no single disruptors to breast cancer screening akin to the impact of human papillomavirus testing and vaccination on cervical cancer screening. However, there is a groundswell of interest to review the BreastScreen Australia program to consider more risk-based screening protocols and...
Journal article

Benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of cancer screening in Australia: an overview of modelling estimates

This study reviewed and, where possible, updated the estimated health benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of screening approaches from modelling studies for four cancer types, PSA testing and Lynch syndrome testing in Australia. Costs are presented in 2018 Australian dollars.