Journal article

Acceptability of risk-stratified population screening across cancer types: Qualitative interviews with the Australian public

Kate Dunlop, Nicole M Rankin, Amelia K Smit, Zofia Salgado, Ainsley J Newson, Louise Keogh, Anne E Cust



BACKGROUND: There is mounting evidence of the benefit of risk-stratified (risk-tailored) cancer population screening, when compared to standard approaches. However, shifting towards this approach involves changes to practice that may give rise to implementation challenges. OBJECTIVES: To explore the public's potential acceptance of risk-stratified screening across different cancer types, including reducing screening frequency if at low risk and the use of personal risk information, to inform implementation strategies. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 40 public participants; half had received personal genomic risk information and half had not. Participants were prompted ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This study received funding from a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) project grant (1129822). KD received a NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship, NHMRC Supplementary Scholarship from the University of Sydney and The Erik Mather PhD Scholarship (Melanoma Institute Australia). AKS received a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship and a Merit Top Up Scholarship from the University of Sydney, and a Melanoma Institute Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship. AEC received a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC (11427843). These funding bodies had no role in the design, development, conduct, analysis or manuscript writing.