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Colorectal cancer screening: ensuring benefits outweigh the risks

Suzanne Kosmider, Kathryn M Field, Finlay A Macrae and Peter Gibbs
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (4): 233-234.
Published online: 18 August 2008

To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Rosenfeld and Duggan,1 who speculate on the possible psychological downsides of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with faecal occult blood testing, and possible barriers preventing women accessing screening. We are concerned that the article has multiple limitations, and would like to report prospective data on CRC screening in Australia.

  • Suzanne Kosmider1
  • Kathryn M Field1
  • Finlay A Macrae2
  • Peter Gibbs2,3,1

  • 1 BioGrid Australia, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne, VIC.


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