Distance to the closest radiotherapy facility and survival after a diagnosis of rectal cancer in Queensland

Peter D Baade, Paramita Dasgupta, Joanne F Aitken and Gavin Turrell
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11310
Published online: 12 December 2011

In reply: We thank Bydder and Spry for their comments, although we suggest that they have misunderstood our study and its conclusions. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify our results.

  • Peter D Baade1
  • Paramita Dasgupta1
  • Joanne F Aitken1
  • Gavin Turrell2

  • 1 Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.


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