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Bowel cancer

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Report

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2021

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019, 43.5% undertook screening.
Report

A community perspective: on Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer among women and trans and gender diverse people

In 2016, Positive Life NSW conducted an anonymous online anal cancer awareness survey targeting women and trans and gender diverse PLHIV, and other HIV-negative women and, trans and gender diverse people across Australia. This survey report outlines the findings.
Report

National bowel cancer screening program: monitoring report 2020

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators.
Journal article

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: time to achieve its potential to save lives

The initiation and success of the NBCSP has been founded on strong evidence, but this paper suggests that there remain areas for improvement, including capture of outcomes data and timely colonoscopy access.
Journal article

Increasing bowel cancer screening participation: integrating population-wide, primary care and more targeted approaches

This paper describes the implementation, and evaluation where available, of Cancer Council Victoria programs to increase cancer screening participation, supported by a mix of own organisation and Victorian health department funding.
Journal article

Cancer screening in Australia: future directions in melanoma, Lynch syndrome, and liver, lung and prostate cancers

In this paper, experts in their fields provide perspectives on the current state of play and future directions for screening and surveillance for melanoma, Lynch syndrome, and liver, lung and prostate cancers in Australia.
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National bowel cancer screening program: monitoring report 2019

This report presents statistics on the national bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017, 41% undertook screening.
Report

Analysis of cancer outcomes and screening behaviour of cancer screening programs in Australia

This is the first report from an Australian-first project combining data from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen Australia, and the National Cervical Screening Program. Screen-detected breast, cervical and bowel cancers were less likely to cause death than non-screen-detected cancers, with analyses also revealing...
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Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme: final report

This review of the National Bowel Screening Programme says the roll-out is progressing well and the Ministry of Health continues to improve its processes to support this. The panel does make a number of wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement.
Evaluation

Analysis of bowel cancer outcomes for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 2018

This report compares mortality outcomes and cancer characteristics for two populations: those invited to screen in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in 2006–2010, and those of a similar age who were not invited in that time period.