Research Round-up – August 2018 – Jennifer Walker

Bowel Cancer affects over 20,000 Australians each year and is one of the top three most common cancers in Australia.  In this episode, Dr Kristi Milley and Dr Jennifer Walker discuss recently published articles regarding colorectal cancer. Australia has a national bowel cancer screening program and they discuss the possibility of a primary care approach in the USA of a supplemental intervention to improve colorectal cancer screening. The second article highlights the  importance highlight a common barrier in cancer care research – communication.


Walker, J. G., Macrae, F., Winship, I., Oberoi, J., Saya, S. et al . The use of a risk assessment and decision support tool (CRISP) compared with usual care in general practice to increase risk-stratified colorectal cancer screening: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Biomedical Central. 2018;19:397

Coronado GD, Petrik AF, Vollmer WM, et al. Effectiveness of a Mailed Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Program in Community Health ClinicsThe STOP CRC Cluster Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Intern Med.2018;178(9):1174–1181. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3629

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