Early success for Australia's bowel screening program: let's move it along

Ian N Olver and Paul B Grogan
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10277
Published online: 1 April 2013

Cancer screening programs are under scrutiny. Ultimately, the measure of success is whether the program saves lives by detecting precancerous lesions or early-stage cancers that have a high cure rate.

  • Ian N Olver
  • Paul B Grogan

  • Cancer Council Australia, Sydney, NSW.



We thank the Bowel Cancer Screening Committee of Cancer Council Australia for providing expert advice.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


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