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Results of study: Increase uptake of FOBT and early detection of colorectal cancer in men

Professor Deborah Turnbull from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide has led a research collaboration with CSIRO, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University,  and Cancer Council South Australia aimed at improving men’s uptake of the Commonwealth funded colorectal cancer screening program.  The results […]

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RACGP releases new guidelines on prostate cancer testing

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released new guidelines for prostate cancer screening in General Practice. It reiterates that for men aged 50–69 without a family history of prostate cancer, the decision to have prostate cancer screening must be an informed and personal one.   While the digital rectal exam (DRE) remains useful it […]

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Profiling our Men’s Health Summer Vacation Research Scholars: Ms Christianna Digenis

Christianna Digenis is a student of Psychology & International Studies at the University of Adelaide  who undertook a 2013-14 Summer Vacation Research Scholarship project with the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health. Christianna was supervised by Dr Amy Duncan and Professor Deborah Turnbull, and her project examined men’s satisfaction with prior faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and its […]

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Centre Patron Rex Jory OAM sends men a new year’s reminder

The Centre would like to congratulate it’s Patron Mr Rex Jory on being honored with a Medal of the Order of Australia.  Associate Editor of The Adverstiser and regular columnist, Rex OAM, used the New Year as an opportunity to remind men of the importance of keeping a check on their health.  In his article http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/rex-jory-cheating-death-isnt-a-preferred-pastime-although-the-alternative-holds-no-attractions/story-fni6unxq-1226795309315  Rex, […]

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Colorectal cancer screening for men – addressing barriers to uptake

Participation in faecal occult blood test screening in Australia, used to screen for colorectal cancer, is markedly lower amongst men compared to women. This finding is particularly problematic as men are at a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, colorectal cancer. Differences between men and women in attitudes and perceived barriers to screen suggest that a customised […]

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