Dr Eleonora Feletto

Eleonora Feletto

Senior Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Group Lead
E: eleonoraf@nswcc.org.au


Dr Eleonora Feletto leads the Gastrointestinal Cancers Group. She completed a PhD in the Pharmacy Faculty at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include the areas of cancer control, environmental risk factors of cancer, the implementation of health services in practice and the use of alternative channels to build a sustainable health care system. Eleonora’s current work at Cancer Council NSW focuses on prevention and early detection of colorectal and liver cancer in Australia.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelors of Business/Bachelor of Arts (in International Studies), University of Technology, Sydney

Selected key publications

Worthington J, Lew JB, Feletto E, Holden CA, Worthley DL, Miller C, Canfell K. Improving Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program outcomes through increased participation and cost-effective investment. PloS one. 2020 Feb 3;15(2):e0227899. 

Worthington J, Feletto E, Lew JB, Broun K, Durkin S, Wakefield M, Grogan P, Harper T, Canfell K. Evaluating health benefits and cost-effectiveness of a mass-media campaign for improving participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Australia. Public Health. 2020 179: 90-99 

Lew JB, Feletto E, Wade S, Caruana M, Kang YJ, Nickson C, Simms KT, Procopio P, Taylor N, Worthington J, Smith D, Canfell K. Benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of cancer screening in Australia: an overview of modelling estimates. Public health research & practice. 2019 Jul 31;29(2). 

Feletto E, Yu XQ, Lew JB, St John DJB, Jenkins M, Macrae FM, Mahady SE, Canfell K Trends in colon and rectal cancer incidence in Australia from 1982 to 2014: Analysis of data on over 375,000 cases Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2018  

Feletto E, Schonfeld SJ, Kovalevskiy EV, Bukhtiyarov IV, Kashanskiy SV, Moissonnier M, Straif K, Schüz J, Kromhout H A comparison of parallel dust and fibre measurements of airborne chrysotile asbestos in a large mine and processing factories in the Russian Federation International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2017 220(5):857-868

Feletto E, Burton S, Williams K, Fry R, Sutton C, Bagus L, Egger S. Who stops selling? A systematic analysis of ex-tobacco retailers. Tobacco Control  2016 0:1-5 doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052629

Feletto E, Bang A, Cole-Clark D, Chalasani V, Rasiah K, Smith DP. An examination of prostate cancer trends in Australia, England, Canada and USA: Is the Australian death rate too high? World Journal of Urololgy 2015 33(11):1677–87.

More publications by Dr Eleonora Feletto