How Effective Is Bowel Cancer Screening And Who Uses It?

Grant number: 1065303 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

About 14,000 cases of bowel cancer occur annually in Australia despite the availability of life-saving screening. Most people do not receive recommended screening colonoscopy. We will look at why people at high-risk avoid screening and why people at average risk seek unnecessary screening. We will analyse family history and contacts with the healthcare system that impact screening decisions. We will determine the impact of screening on reducing the number of new cases and deaths.