Screening and overdiagnosis communication and ethics


An ongoing cluster of empirical and philosophical projects undertaken mainly in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University in Australia.



Analysis ongoing


Pickles K, Carter SM, Rychetnick L, McCaffery K, Entwistle VA. General practitioners’ experiences of, and responses to, uncertainty in prostate cancer screening: Insights from a qualitative study. PLoS One, 2016, 11(4): e0153299. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153299

Forbes LJL, Ramirez AJ and the Expert Group on Information about Breast Screening (Archer M,  Cooke J,  Coulter  A,  Dewar  JA ,  Entwistle V,  Felton R,  Kirby J,  Jones A,  Michell M,  Patnick J,  Reed M,  Richards M,  Rule J,  Spiegelhalter D,  Spika D,  Whelehan P,  Wilson RM). Offering informed choice about breast screening.Journal of Medical Screening 2014; 21: 194-200.

Rychetnik L, Carter SM, Abelson J, Thornton H, Barratt A, Entwistle VA, MacKenzie G, Salkeld G, Glasziou P. Enhancing citizen engagement in cancer screening through deliberative democracy. JNCI – Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2013; 105(6): 380-6. DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djs649 

Entwistle VA, Carter SM, Trevena L, Flitcroft K, Irwig L, McCaffery K, Salkeld G. Communication about screening: a proposed new direction. BMJ, 2008; 337 (221) a1591.