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What if...cancer screening can cause harm as well as benefit?

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (NZST)

What if...cancer screening can cause harm as well as...

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Professor Ann Richardson, Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group, School of Health Sciences

  • What are the potential benefits and harms of cancer screening?
  • Why are the benefits of cancer screening sometimes overestimated?
  • How do the benefits and harms of screening for different cancers compare?


 Although the benefits of screening tend to be well recognised, the potential harms of screening are not always acknowledged. Understanding the benefits and harms will help people to make informed decisions about cancer screening.

Ann Richardson is an epidemiologist and public health physician.  Ann obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in medicine and public health in New Zealand, was a clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford, and was Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago Christchurch campus.  Ann has also worked as a public health physician for the Canterbury District Health Board.  Ann has served on national working parties and advisory groups, and in 2008 received a QSO for services to public health. 

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C3 Lecture Theatre, Central Lecture Block, University of Canterbury
Arts Rd
Christchurch, Canterbury 8041
New Zealand

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (NZST)

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