Nikki Shearer

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BACKGROUND Studies to date support the use of the faecal immunological test (FIT) in colorectal cancer screening programmes, and it has been widely adopted across Europe, Canada, Australia, and the USA. Successive screening rounds are necessary to detect and prevent colorectal cancer. The overall success of FIT screening will depend on several factors, the(More)
The thermophilic Campylobacter species C. jejuni and C. coli are important human pathogens, which are major causes of bacterial gastroenteritis. The recent progress in genomics techniques has allowed for a rapid increase in our knowledge of the molecular biology of Campylobacter species, but needs to be matched by concurrent increases in our understanding(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effects of sex and deprivation on participation in a population-based faecal immunochemical test (FIT) colorectal cancer screening programme. The study population included 9785 individuals invited to participate in two rounds of a population-based biennial FIT-based screening programme, in a relatively deprived area of(More)
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