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Dr. Peter Austin
Dr. Peter Austin is a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute. In his research, Austin applies statistical methods to measure the effectiveness of interventions and treatments and to predict outcomes for patients receiving care. He co-authored a study that found among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, patients with diabetes were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer than women without diabetes. In another study, Austin and his colleagues determined that men who had previously not responded to an invitation for colorectal screening were twice as likely to undergo screening when they received an at-home fecal occult blood test kit in the mail along with a second invitation for screening.