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released: 2 Mar 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2008 and June 2011. Just over 800,000 people were screened in that time, with about 60,000 found to require further assessment. One out of every 11 colonoscopies performed for further assessment detected and removed an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a cancer was detected in 1 out of every 33 colonoscopies. However, this represents only a partial picture of outcomes due to incomplete reporting.

ISBN 978-1-74249-280-3; Cat. no. CAN 61; 120pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Phase 2 data at a glance
    • Section 1 Introductory material
      • Structure of this report
      • Overview of bowel cancer and bowel screening
      • Terminology and concepts used in this report
      • Data considerations
    • Section 2 Performance measures
      • 1 Participation
      • 2 Faecal occult blood test outcomes
      • 3 Follow-up of positive FOBT results
      • 4 Bowel abnormality detection
      • 5 Adverse events
      • 6 Program suspension, remediation and resumption
      • 7 Incidence of bowel cancer
      • 8 Mortality from bowel cancer
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Overall NBCSP outcomes for Phase 1 and 2 (August 2006–June 2011)
      • Appendix B NBCSP information
      • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011. Cancer series no. 65. Cat. no. CAN 61. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421408>.