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Cancer screening project session a success

Oct 10, 2020

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Due to COVID-19 the Cancer Screening Project was temporarily suspended in March 2020. On Tuesday 15 September the project officially relaunched with a successful virtual information session.

With over 30 participants on the night, the session saw presentations from Dr Megan Appleton from True Relationships and Reproductive Health and HealthPathways Clinical Editor, Dr John Bennett.

The night focussed on prevention, early detection and implementation of the National Cancer Screening Guidelines.

The project is a collaboration between Queensland Health’s Cancer Screening Unit (CSU) and Brisbane North PHN, aimed at improving the participation rates for the three national cancer screening programs:

  • BreastScreen Australia
  • National Cervical Cancer Screening Program
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia—almost 50,000 deaths from cancer were estimated for 20191.

This project is an RACGP approved activity which attracts 40 points for GPs and six self-recorded hours for nurses.

Participating practices will receive resources and support throughout the duration of their six month participation.

General practices in the region can still get involved by contacting Primary Care Liaison Project Lead, Amie Horwood via amie.horwood@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.


1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW.

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