Colorectal cancer screening in Australia: a community-level perspective

Ryan J Courtney, Christine L Paul, Robert W Sanson-Fisher, Finlay A Macrae, Mariko L Carey, John R Attia and Mark A McEvoy
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (8): 516-520. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10661
  • Ryan J Courtney1
  • Christine L Paul1
  • Robert W Sanson-Fisher1
  • Finlay A Macrae2
  • Mariko L Carey1
  • John R Attia1
  • Mark A McEvoy1

  • 1 School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


The research on which this article is based was conducted as part of the Hunter Community Study, the University of Newcastle. We thank the University of Newcastle, the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the Lions Club of Adamstown for funding, and the men and women of the Hunter Region who provided the information recorded. We thank Roseanne Peel for her contribution to the development of the studied cohort, Stephen Hancock for designing the current study’s database, and Daniel Barker and Michael Fitzgerald for their statistical support. Ryan Courtney thanks the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund and the Rotary District 9650 Bowelscan Committee for funding his PhD research.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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