${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Geographical disparity in breast reconstruction following mastectomy has reduced over time Wed 31 Jan 2018 16:14:40 AEST ]]> Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Skin Awareness Intervention for Early Detection of Skin Cancer Targeting Men Older Than 50 Years Wed 19 Apr 2017 11:55:34 AEST ]]> A systematic review of inequalities in psychosocial outcomes for women with breast cancer according to residential location and Indigenous status in Australia Wed 19 Apr 2017 11:34:33 AEST ]]> Distribution of subsequent primary invasive melanomas following a first primary invasive OR in situ Melanoma Queensland, Australia, 1982-2010 Wed 19 Apr 2017 09:56:35 AEST ]]> Diagnosis and management costs of suspicious skin lesions from a population-based melanoma screening programme 50 years. For diagnosis and management procedures, the estimated average cost per 1000 individuals was Aus$23,560 for men aged >50 years from the skin cancer screening trial, compared with Aus$26,967 for BreastScreen Australia and Aus$3042 for the National Cervical Screening Program. Conclusions: The proportion of costs for benign skin lesions and biopsies arising from the screening programme were no higher than in the two-year period outside the trial. While comparisons are difficult, it appears that diagnostic and management costs for skin cancer as a result of screening may be comparable with those for BreastScreen Australia, if screening is targeted at men aged ≥50 years.]]> Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:16:40 AEST ]]> Who attends skin cancer clinics within a randomized melanoma screening program? Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:16:38 AEST ]]> Validity of Self-reported Skin Screening Histories Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:16:36 AEST ]]> Queensland cancer fund melanoma screening trial Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:16:35 AEST ]]> Increase in skin cancer screening during a community-based randomized intervention trial. Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:50 AEST ]]> Prevalence of skin screening by general practitioners in regional Queensland Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:50 AEST ]]> Do Centralised Skin Screening Clinics Increase Participation in Melanoma Screening (Australia)? Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:47 AEST ]]> Clinical outcomes from skin screening clinics within a community-based melanoma screening program Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:44 AEST ]]> What motivates men age ≥50 years to participate in a screening program for melanoma? Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:44 AEST ]]> Does the type of promotional material influence men’s attendance at skin screening clinics? Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:38 AEST ]]> Prevalence of Whole-Body Skin Self-Examination in a Population at High Risk for Skin Cancer (Australia) Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:38 AEST ]]> Attitudes and intentions in relation to skin checks for early signs of skin cancer Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:35 AEST ]]> Comparability of Skin Screening Histories Obtained by Telephone Interviews and Mailed Questionnaires: A Randomized Crossover Study Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:09:35 AEST ]]> Estimating the change in life expectancy after a diagnosis of cancer among the Australian population Wed 03 May 2017 16:38:24 AEST ]]> Common variation in Kallikrein genes KLK5, KLK6, KLK12, and KLK13 and risk of prostate cancer and tumor aggressiveness Wed 03 Aug 2016 15:08:10 AEST ]]> Association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in growth factor genes and quality of life in men with prostate cancer and the general population Wed 03 Aug 2016 14:25:45 AEST ]]> Genetic Association of the KLK4 Locus with Risk of Prostate Cancer Wed 03 Aug 2016 14:25:26 AEST ]]> Association between melanoma thickness, clinical skin examination and socioeconomic status: Results of a large population-based study 2 mm). Compared with controls, the risk of thick melanoma was significantly increased among men [relative risk ratio (RRR) = 1.56, 95% CI = 1.22-2.00], older participants (RRR = 1.76, 95% CI = 1.10-2.82), those educated to primary level (RRR = 1.70, 95% CI = 1.08-2.66), not married/living as married (RRR = 1.47, 95% CI = 1.15-1.88), retired (RRR = 1.39, 95% CI = 1.01-1.94) and not having a CSE in past 3 years (RRR = 1.45, 95% CI = 1.12-1.86). There was a significant trend to increasing prevalence of CSE with higher education (p < 0.01) and the benefit of CSE in reducing the risk of thick melanoma was most pronounced among that subgroup. There were no significant associations between cases with thin melanoma and controls. Melanoma thickness at presentation is significantly associated with educational level, other measures of SES and absence of CSE. Public health education efforts should focus on identifying new avenues that specifically target those subgroups of the population who are at increased risk of being diagnosed with thick melanoma. © 2010 UICC.]]> Tue 18 Apr 2017 16:05:34 AEST ]]> The impact of body mass index and physical activity on mortality among patients with colorectal cancer in Queensland, Australia 2 hour per week: HR = 0.64 (0.44-0.93) and 31% for all-cause mortality (increase >2 hour per week: HR = 0.69 (0.50-0.94). Compared with participants with healthy BMI, significant higher mortality risk was observed in underweight patients (all-cause: HR = 2.29 (1.47-3.59); CRC: HR = 1.74 (1.00-3.04), although lower risk in overweight (all-cause: HR = 0.75 (0.61-0.94); CRC: HR = 0.75 (0.59-0.97) and no difference in obese. Excessive weight loss was associated with increased mortality risk by three-fold but no difference in those who gained weight. Conclusions: Protective effects of being physically active and increasing that activity underlines the importance of interventions to increase activity levels among people being diagnosed with CRC. Impact: Increased mortality risks associated with being underweight or having weight loss over time is an important indicator for which clinicians, patients, and support personnel can monitor. ©2011 AACR.]]> Tue 18 Apr 2017 14:34:34 AEST ]]> A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer Tue 18 Apr 2017 14:06:38 AEST ]]> Prognostic survival model for people diagnosed with invasive cutaneous melanoma Tue 18 Apr 2017 13:52:38 AEST ]]> Uptake of skin self-examination and clinical examination behavior by outdoor workers ashley Tue 18 Apr 2017 13:38:59 AEST ]]> Analysis of the p16 gene (CDKN2) as a candidate for the chromosome 9p melanoma susceptibility locus Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:53:09 AEST ]]> Clinical pathways to diagnose melanoma: A population-based study Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:46:09 AEST ]]> Accuracy of case-reported family history of melanoma in Queensland, Australia Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:39:08 AEST ]]> The Queensland familial melanoma project: Study design and characteristics of participants Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:39:08 AEST ]]> Presentation and detection of invasive melanoma in a high-risk population Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:32:08 AEST ]]> Clinical whole-body skin examination reduces the incidence of thick melanomas 0.75 mm) (OR = 0.86, 95% CI = 0.75, 0.98). Risk decreased for melanomas of increasing thickness: the risk of being diagnosed with a melanoma 0.76-1.49 mm was reduced by 7% (OR = 0.93, 95% CI 0.79, 1.10), by 17% for melanomas 1.50-2.99 mm (OR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.65, 1.05) and by 40% for melanomas ≥3 mm (OR = 0.60, 95% CI = 0.43, 0.83). Screening was associated with a 38% higher risk of being diagnosed with a thin invasive melanoma (≤0.75 mm) (OR = 1.38, 95% CI = 1.22, 1.56). This is the strongest evidence to date that whole-body clinical skin examination reduces the incidence of thick melanoma. Because survival from melanoma is strongly related to tumour thickness, these results suggest that screening would reduce melanoma mortality. © 2009 UICC.]]> Tue 15 Aug 2017 14:11:11 AEST ]]> The skin awareness study: Promoting thorough skin self-examination for skin cancer among men 50 years or older Tue 15 Aug 2017 13:57:08 AEST ]]> The effect of an educational programme to improve the skills of general practitioners in diagnosing melanocytic/pigmented lesions Tue 15 Aug 2017 13:50:14 AEST ]]> Factors associated with the number of lesions excised for each skin cancer: A study of primary care physicians in Queensland, Australia Tue 15 Aug 2017 13:29:08 AEST ]]> The relationship between melanoma thickness and time to diagnosis in a large population-based study Tue 15 Aug 2017 13:29:08 AEST ]]> Heterogeneity of melanoma risk in families of melanoma patients Tue 15 Aug 2017 13:22:07 AEST ]]> Diagnosing skin cancer in primary care: How do mainstream general practitioners compare with primary care skin cancer clinic doctors? Thu 20 Apr 2017 11:22:44 AEST ]]> Sun protection messages, vitamin D and skin cancer: Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Thu 08 Sep 2016 15:04:03 AEST ]]> The kallikrein 14 gene is down-regulated by androgen receptor signalling and harbours genetic variation that is associated with prostate tumour aggressiveness Mon 11 Sep 2017 12:12:12 AEST ]]> The impact of rurality and disadvantage on the diagnostic interval for breast cancer in a large population-based study of 3202 women in Queensland,Australia 60 days if they were Indigenous (OR = 3.12,95% CI = 1.40,6.98); lived in outer regional (OR = 1.50,95% CI = 1.09,2.06) or remote locations (OR = 2.46,95% CI = 1.39,4.38); or presented with a “non-lump” symptom (OR = 1.84,95% CI = 1.43,2.36). For screen-detected BC,women who were Indigenous (OR = 2.36,95% CI = 1.03,5.80); lived in remote locations (OR = 2.35,95% CI = 1.24,4.44); or disadvantaged areas (OR = 1.69,95% CI = 1.17,2.43) and attended a public screening facility (OR = 2.10,95% CI = 1.40,3.17) had higher odds of DI > 30 days. Our study indicates a disadvantage in terms of DI for rural,disadvantaged and Indigenous women. Difficulties in accessing primary care and diagnostic services are evident. There is a need to identify and implement an efficient and effective model of care to minimize avoidable longer diagnostic intervals. © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI,Basel,Switzerland.]]> Mon 03 Jun 2019 12:38:43 AEST ]]> Geographical inequalities in surgical treatment for localized female breast cancer, Queensland, Australia 1997–2011: Improvements over time but inequalities remain Mon 03 Jun 2019 12:38:39 AEST ]]> Body-site distribution of skin cancer, pre-malignant and common benign pigmented lesions excised in general practice Fri 25 May 2018 14:56:52 AEST ]]> Variations in outcomes for Indigenous women with breast cancer in Australia: A systematic review Fri 18 Jan 2019 10:57:04 AEST ]]> Screening for skin cancer in Queensland: Who attends, and why and where do they attend? Fri 13 Oct 2017 16:16:53 AEST ]]> A randomised trial of population screening for melanoma Fri 07 Nov 2014 14:13:51 AEST ]]> Acceptability and feasibility of a community-based screening programme for melanoma in Australia 30 years 63 035) in Queensland, Australia is described. The aim of the SkinWatch programme was to promote whole-body skin screening for melanoma by primary care physicians. The programme included community education, education and support for local medical practitioners and open-access skin screening clinics. Programme delivery was achieved through assistance of local volunteers. All programme activities and resources were recorded for process evaluation. A baseline telephone survey (n = 3110) and a telephone survey four months after programme launch (n = 680) assessed community awareness of the SkinWatch programme and, 37 face-to-face interviews with community members, doctors and community leaders were conducted to assess satisfaction with the programme. A sample of 1043 of 16 383 residents who attended the skin screening clinics provided as part of the programme were interviewed to assess reasons for attending, and positive and negative aspects of SkinWatch programme. Community awareness of the SkinWatch programme increased by over 30% (p less than 0.001) within four months of the start of the programme. Interview participants described the SkinWatch programme as a useful service for the communities and 90% stated they would revisit the clinics. A total of 43% of all attendees were over 50 years old, and nearly 50% were men. These findings demonstrate the acceptability and feasibility of a community-based screening programme for melanoma in rural areas. Volunteers were instrumental in increasing community ownership of and involvement in the SkinWatch programme.]]> Fri 07 Nov 2014 12:54:44 AEST ]]>