University College London

The CanTest team at University College London is colocated with the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) Research Group at the Department of Behavioural Science and Health / Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.  The ECHO research group is a multi-disciplinary team established in 2015, dedicated to understanding variations in intervals and pathways to the diagnosis of cancer, cancer outcomes, and cancer patient experience.

UCL CanTest Projects

At UCL the focus is on population health science approaches to understanding how the diagnostic process can be better supported. This includes: understanding the patient experience of diagnostic testing, the potential benefit that can be derived from greater use of common (non-biomarker) blood tests, the influence of morbidity on the diagnostic process and the value of pre-diagnostic healthcare utilisation patterns for predicting the diagnosis of cancer in symptomatic patients.