The association between long-term conditions and uptake of population-based screening for colorectal cancer: results from two English cohort studies

Benjamin Kearns, Jim Chilcott, Clare Relton, Sophie Whyte, Helen Buckley Woods, Claire Nickerson, Amanda Loban
  • Cancer Management and Research, March 2018, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/cmar.s153361

Health conditions and screening uptake

What is it about?

Are people with health conditions (such as diabetes or depression) in England more or less likely to accept an invitation to be screened for colorectal cancer?

Why is it important?

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Screening for it can help to reduce this mortality, but not everybody who is invited attends screening. We currently have little knowledge about if people with certain health conditions (such as diabetes or depression) are more or less likely to accept a screening invitation, compared to people without these conditions.


Benjamin Kearns (Author)
University of Sheffield

This article shows the exciting potential of both data linkage and using publically available data to help answer important questions. It also provides useful evidence about the impact of having health conditions on uptake of colorectal cancer screening.

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The following have contributed to this page: Clare relton and Benjamin Kearns