Cancer in Primary Care research group

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

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. Jon's group also examines potential causes of poorer cancer outcomes in specific populations, including rural and culturally and lingually diverse communities.

Jon's group is interested in the application of risk stratification and risk assessment tools to support more tailored and specific care across the cancer continuum. This includes, for example, their work in colorectal cancer screening and the implementation of fast track pathways for suspected cancer, using risk assessment tools in general practice. They have recently completed an 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 collaborations with several local, national and international research groups who share the group's interests in primary care oncology. This is supported through the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), of which Jon is the Director.