Screening for skin cancer in Queensland: who attends, and why and where do they attend?

Philippa H Youl, Peter D Coxeter, David C Whiteman and Joanne F Aitken
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02265.x
Published online: 5 January 2009

To the Editor: A number of commentaries and articles have been published recently about the ability of doctors working in primary care skin cancer clinics to diagnose and manage skin cancer.1-3 However, limited information has been published comparing the patient populations that attend the different service providers (ie, “traditional” general practitioners versus doctors at skin cancer clinics).

  • Philippa H Youl1
  • Peter D Coxeter1
  • David C Whiteman2
  • Joanne F Aitken1

  • 1 Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, The Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Cancer and Population Study Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD.



Our project was funded and conducted by the Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control.


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