Cancer in Primary Care

Exploring the role of primary care across the cancer continuum, including studies on cancer screening, cancer diagnosis and survivorship care.

The Cancer in Primary Care Research Group conducts research covering the role of primary care across the cancer continuum. This includes studies on cancer screening, cancer diagnosis and survivorship care. The group also examines potential causes of poorer cancer outcomes in specific populations, including rural and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Professor Emery’s group focuses on the application of risk stratification and risk assessment tools to support more tailored and specific care, including work in colorectal cancer screening and the implementation of fast track pathways for suspected cancer, using risk assessment tools in general practice. The group has recently completed RCT testing a model of shared care for men with prostate cancer and are developing similar models for other common cancers. 

This is a highly collaborative group, having formed strong relationships with several local, national and international research groups that share the group's interests in primary care oncology. This is supported through the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), of which Professor Jon Emery is the Director.

Contact and more information

Professor Jon Emery
Department of General Practice 
jon.emery@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 8559 7044