Prof Greg Rubin


Prof Greg Rubin

A Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at Newcastle University, Greg was a co-applicant on the successful bid for the CanTest CRUK Catalyst Award and now chairs the CanTest Steering Group.

Greg has been active in early diagnosis research for over 20 years and was closely involved in many of the activities that resulted from the English Cancer Reform Strategy in 2007, collectively known as the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative. He continues to advise on these matters at a national level. Of particular note is his clinical leadership of the National Cancer Diagnosis Audits, the first in 2010, the second in 2016. These have generated many new insights into the process of cancer diagnosis and use of diagnostic tests by GPs, and have informed new models of cancer services at the interface between primary and secondary care. His research group has undertaken evaluations of the ACE programme of Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centres.

In 2017 Greg was awarded the Cancer Research UK Jane Wardle Prevention and Early Diagnosis Prize for world-leading research in the field of prevention and early diagnosis of cancer.

Follow Greg on Twitter @GregRubin4


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Newcastle University, UK

Areas of Expertise

Early diagnosis, cancer services



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