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This website archives a program of research on the ethics of cancer screening that ran at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney from 2012-2016. 

This was a large program of work, made up of seven projects. Each project addressed a different research question or set of research questions. The work we did in this project helped to inform the work now being conducted, with our collaborators, under the banner of Wiser Healthcare.

The multi-disciplinary team on the Cancer Screening Ethics project were:

A/Prof Stacy Carter: Public health ethics, qualitative and deliberative methods

A/Prof Lucie Rychetnik: Knowledge translation, qualitative and deliberative methods

Prof Alex Barratt: Epidemiology

Dr Chris Degeling: History and philosophy of science and deliberative methods

and a team of PhD scholars: Gemma Jacklyn, Lisa Parker, Kristen Pickles and Jane Williams

All of the PhD scholars who trained in the project have now graduated and have moved on to new projects and collaborations.

There is a page for each project, including contacts.

This study was approved the Cancer Institute NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee (HREC/12/CIPHS/46), and was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC – Grant 1023197). A/Prof Stacy Carter was supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1032963 in the first year of the project. Gemma Jacklyn was supported by NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship 1023197. Lisa Parker was supported by NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship 1038517. Jane Williams was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award.