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This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016

The World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) was held in Brisbane, Queensland from 12 – 14 April 2016. The theme of the inaugural conference was Connecting, communicating and collaborating across the globe. The aim of the conference was to provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally. […]


Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis of cancer among Aboriginal people in Australia: a qualitative study

Shahid S, Teng T-H K, Bessarab D, Aoun S, Baxi S, Thompson SC (2016) Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis of cancer among Aboriginal people in Australia: a qualitative study BMJ Open; 6(6): e010909 Retrieved 3 June 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010909


Quantifying the changes in survival inequality for Indigenous people diagnosed with cancer in Queensland, Australia

30 May, 2016 | Posted in Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016  Deaths  Cancer  Queensland  

Baade PD, Dasgupta P, Dickman PW, Cramb S, Williamson JD, Condon JR, Garvey G (2016) Quantifying the changes in survival inequality for Indigenous people diagnosed with cancer in Queensland, Australia Cancer Epidemiology; 43: (1-8)


The first comprehensive report on Indigenous Australian women’s inequalities in cervical screening: a retrospective registry cohort study in Queensland, Australia (2000-2011)

Whop LJ, Garvey G, Baade P, Cunningham J, Lokuge K, Brotherton JML, Valery PC, O’Connell DL, Canfell K, Diaz A, Roder D, Gertig D, Moore SP, Condon JR (2016) The first comprehensive report on Indigenous Australian women’s inequalities in cervical screening: a retrospective registry cohort study in Queensland, Australia (2000-2011) Cancer; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29954)


Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit

Gibberd A, Supramaniam R, Dillon A, Armstrong BK, O’Connell DL (2016) Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit BMC Cancer; 16: 289 Retrieved 25 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-016-2322-1


Cervical screening in Australia 2013 – 2014

9 May, 2016 | Posted in Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016  Cancer  Women  

Budd A, Tanevska B, Prosselkova G, Harvey J (2016) Cervical screening in Australia 2013 – 2014 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review

Castles S, Wainer Z, Jayasekara H (2016) Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15048)


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 Retrieved 28 April 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0?OpenDocument


Cervical abnormalities are more common among Indigenous than other Australian women: a retrospective record-linkage study, 2000–2011

Whop LJ, Baade P, Garvey G, Cunningham J, Brotherton JM, Lokuge K, Valery PC, O’Connell DL, Canfell K, Diaz A, Roder D, Gertig DM, Moore SP, Condon JR (2016) Cervical abnormalities are more common among Indigenous than other Australian women: a retrospective record-linkage study, 2000–2011 PLoS ONE; 11(4): e0150473 Retrieved 11 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150473


Women’s Business Workshop community education resource

Cancer Australia (2016) Women’s Business Workshop community education resource Sydney: Cancer Australia This community education resource has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to conduct a Women’s business workshop.


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