Early Detection of Cancer

Text Reminders in Colorectal Cancer Screening (TRICCS): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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Jan 26, 2016

BACKGROUND: Screening with the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBt) is associated with improved colorectal cancer (CRC) survival, and is offered biennially to men and women aged 60-74 years in England's national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

Feasibility Study of Case-Finding for Breast Cancer by Community Health Workers in Rural Bangladesh.

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Dec 02, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mortality from breast cancer is high in low- and middle-income countries, in part because most patients have advanced stage disease when first diagnosed. Case-finding may be one approach to changing this situation.

Smartphone Use for Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Countries: A Pilot Study Conducted in Madagascar.

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Jul 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: Visual inspection of the cervix after application of 5% acetic acid (VIA) is a screening technique for cervical cancer used widely in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). To improve VIA screening performance, digital images after acid acetic application (D-VIA) are taken.

Perspectives of cancer and cancer screening among homeless adults of New York City shelter-based clinics: a qualitative approach.

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Sep 11, 2015

PURPOSE: Millions of homeless Americans have lower cancer screening and higher cancer mortality rates. We explored perspectives and perceptions regarding cancer and cancer screening among homeless.

Can skin cancer prevention and early detection be improved via mobile phone text messaging? A randomised, attention control trial.

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Feb 14, 2015

OBJECTIVE: To test the impact of a theory-based, SMS (text message)-delivered behavioural intervention (Healthy Text) targeting sun protection or skin self-examination behaviours compared to attention control.

Developing screening services for colorectal cancer on Android smartphones.

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Jul 25, 2014

INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important health problem in Western countries and also in Asia. It is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in Taiwan.

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