Colorectal Cancer Around the World: Australia
Posted in Lectures on 31 March 2020
Jayson Moloney MD
Andrew Stevenson MD PhD
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Brisbane, Australia
March 2020 is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and here at AIS, we have decided to
acknowledge the date showing different realities of CRC from different countries in different
We have engaged our collaborators and Ambassadors all over the World, and we will show the
results every Friday this month.
So, what about Australia?
Colorectal cancer is a significant healthcare concern in Australia.
The incidence is estimated at 60 people per 100,000 population, which remains amongst the
highest rates across the world. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, and
the 2nd leading cause of cancer death.
It affects males more commonly, at a ratio of 1.4 to 1.
The rectum is the most commonly affected anatomical site, followed the the sigmoid colon and