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Gender differences in attitudes impeding colorectal cancer screening

  • Paul Ritvo1, 2Email author,
  • Ronald E Myers3,
  • Lawrence Paszat4, 5,
  • Mardie Serenity6,
  • Daniel F Perez1, 2 and
  • Linda Rabeneck7, 8
BMC Public Health201313:500

Received: 9 November 2012

Accepted: 8 April 2013

Published: 24 May 2013

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Original Submission
9 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amy McQueen
23 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ryan Courtney
3 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - PAUL RITVO
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
24 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-500

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
Research, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario
Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Prevention and Cancer Control
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto