Dr Cristina Renzi


Dr Cristina Renzi

Cristina is a public health physician and clinical epidemiologist with a specific research interest in the evaluation of diagnostic pathways and factors influencing the timely diagnosis of cancer. Cristina has dedicated increasing attention to studying the complex links between pre-existing chronic diseases and the diagnosis of cancer. In her role as principal investigator of a Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Advisory Group grant her work has focused in particular on evaluating opportunities for reducing emergency cancer diagnosis.

Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, she has also evaluated possible unintended consequences of an ‘all-clear’ diagnosis, highlighting the importance of safety-netting and ongoing vigilance by both patients and doctors after diagnostic investigations. She has been awarded a BMA TP Gunton award for her research in public health relating to cancer.


University College London, UK

Areas of Expertise

Early diagnosis, epidemiology, public health, chronic conditions.


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