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Cancer screening

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Journal article

Knowledge of breast cancer and breast self-examination practices and its barriers among university female students in Bangladesh: findings from a cross-sectional study

Early diagnosis of breast cancer is the best approach towards its control that may result in alleviating related mortality and morbidity. This study aimed to evaluate knowledge about breast cancer and both practices and perceived barriers to breast self-examination among female university students in Bangladesh...

Briefing paper

Cancer screening for people living with disability

This is the second in Yooralla's 'Insights into Practice' series, which provide plain language summaries of key topics in disability support. People with disability are less likely to take part in national screening programs for bowel, breast and cervical cancers. This briefing discusses steps to...
Journal article

The economics of skin cancer prevention with implications for Australia and New Zealand: where are we now?

This overview presents the current ‘state of play’ of the economics of skin cancer prevention in Australia and New Zealand. The paper argues that primary prevention must remain high on the public health agenda.
Journal article

Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program: health professionals’ knowledge about screening of specific populations in NSW, Australia

The National Cervical Screening Program was renewed in Australia from 1 December 2017, with the introduction of 5-yearly human papilloma virus (HPV) screening from age 25, and the release of updated national screening guidelines. This study aimed to determine health professional knowledge of the renewed...
Journal article

Why would a woman screen? Facilitators and barriers for women least likely to participate in cervical screening in Australia

This study aimed to gain insight into factors influencing cervical screening among women from a area in Western Sydney characterised by disadvantage and ethnic diversity, and which has one of the lowest participation rates in the National Cervical Screening Program.
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.
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Barriers and facilitators to participation in breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening in rural Victoria: a qualitative study

Population cancer screening rates are around 50% for the general population and even lower in rural areas. This study aimed to explore knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, motivators and barriers to breast, bowel and cervical screening participation in under-screened men and women with the aim of increasing...
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...
Report

National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2020

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is one of Australia’s three population-based cancer screening programs. This is the second report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017.
Report

Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: lung and prostate cancers

This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These analyses...
Report

Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and telehealth services

This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This analyses focuses...
Journal article

Indigenous Australian women's experiences of participation in cervical screening

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is failing to meet the needs of Indigenous Australian women, resulting in many women not regularly participating in cervical screening. This study offers recommendations that will help screening providers support Indigenous women to start and continue to screen regularly.
Report

National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2019

This is the first report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017. In 2018, among women aged 25–74, 1,795,395 had an HPV test, and 9% of all screening HPV tests performed were positive for HPV types that...
Report

Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Australia

This is the third report from an Australian-first project, combining screening, cancer, death, and HPV vaccination data to demonstrate the effects of screening and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer and precancerous abnormalities and to discern cervical screening behaviour.
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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.
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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...
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The role of modelling in the policy decision making process for cancer screening: example of prostate specific antigen screening

This commentary article considers the importance of simulation modelling in the decision-making process for (prostate) cancer screening.
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.
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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.
Journal article

Lessons from the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program in Australia

Australia was one of the frst countries to make the transition from cytology-based to HPV-based cervical screening.This analysis of the national program’s transition to a new model looks at the lessons learnt that can provide valuable insights to other settings.