Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Cancer screening programs in Australia
    • 1.2 Cancer screening programs reduce mortality
    • 1.3 Participation in cancer screening programs
  • 2 Objectives
    • 2.1 Premise of this data linkage project
    • 2.2 Objectives of this data linkage project
  • 3 Data and methods
    • 3.1 Data sources
    • 3.2 Methods
  • 4 Preliminary findings
    • 4.1 Assessment of the success of the data linkage
    • 4.2 Assessment of overlap between linked data sets
  • 5 What are the benefits of screening?
    • 5.1 Addition of screening history to cancers
    • 5.2 Survival of women with screen-detected versus non-screen-detected breast cancers
    • 5.3 Survival of women with screen-detected versus non-screen-detected cervical cancers
    • 5.4 Survival of people with screen-detected versus non-screen-detected bowel cancers
    • 5.5 Effect of screening behaviour on breast cancer and cervical cancer outcomes
  • 6 Who screens and what affects this?
    • 6.1 Patterns in participation across the 3 cancer screening programs
    • 6.2 Effect of a cancer diagnosis on screening behaviour
    • 6.3 Effect of HPV vaccination on participation in cervical screening
  • 7 Discussion and conclusions
    • 7.1 Objective 1: Cancer outcomes
    • 7.2 Objective 2: Screening behaviour
    • 7.3 Objective 3: Enhancing screening data
    • 7.4 Project limitations and areas for improvement
    • 7.5 Where to from here?
  • Appendix A: Additional data tables
  • Appendix B: Positive predictive values of screening tests
  • Appendix C: Classifications
  • Appendix D: Additional statistical methods
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications