Developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs
International group focusing on primary care cancer diagnostics
Developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs
Evaluating biomarker and imaging diagnostics, alone or in combinations, in the primary care setting
International group focusing on primary care cancer diagnostics
Applying new assessment framework including accuracy, acceptability, safety and cost-effectiveness in in the primary care setting
Evaluating biomarker and imaging diagnostics, alone or in combinations, in the primary care setting
Applying new assessment framework including accuracy, acceptability, safety and cost-effectiveness in in the primary care setting
International group focusing on primary care cancer diagnostics

The CanTest Collaborative

Cancer Research UK have given their first ever Catalyst Award to our group of primary care cancer researchers to investigate ways of developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.

We are assessing the accuracy, safety, cost effectiveness and suitability of a range of diagnostic methods and tools for both patients and GPs as a way to lower diagnostic waiting times and reduce the burden of referrals.

We will also establish and deliver an International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care to help build a community of clinicians and scientists from around the world delivering trailblazing progress in diagnostic research for primary care.

News

University of Cambridge – CanTest Programme Manager opportunity

January 3, 2018

Applications are open for a Programme Manager, based at the Primary Care Unit, lead by CanTest Co-Director Dr Fiona Walter…. Read More

Funded 4-year PhD within multidisciplinary unit at UCL

December 14, 2017

Applications for CanTest’s fourth and final studentship opportunity are now open. Join the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO)… Read More

Join CanTest at University of Leeds – 4-year funded PhD

December 13, 2017

We are welcoming applications for a further CanTest studentship opportunity. Funded jointly by Cancer Research UK , the PhD will… Read More


“This collaboration will help us discover new and more effective ways to diagnose cancer by applying different methods to GP surgeries, and finding out what really works for them on the job. By investing in future experts in this field, it will allow us to continue searching for the best way to diagnose cancer patients for many years to come. This has potential not only to save GPs’ and patients’ time, but also to reduce the anxiety patients feel when waiting for their results.” Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive
“As a GP myself, I know that it can be frustrating to wait weeks for results before making any decisions for my patients. We’re trying to reduce this time by assessing ways that GPs could carry out these tests by themselves, as long as it’s safe and sensible to do so. We’re open to assessing many different tests, and we’re excited to hear from potential collaborators.” Professor Willie Hamilton, University of Exeter
“People are at the heart of delivering pioneering research and that is what CanTest is all about. We want to nurture a new generation of researchers from a variety of backgrounds to work in primary care cancer diagnostics, creating an educational ‘melting pot’ to rapidly expand the field internationally.” Dr Fiona Walter, University of Cambridge