Projects - Affiliated Projects

Impact of decision tools for early cancer diagnosis in general practice on GP workload and patient ‘flow’ during consulting sessions (PhD)

Impact of decision tools for early cancer diagnosis in general practice on GP workload and patient ‘flow’ during consulting sessions (PhD)

Using information collected on consultation timings of real consulting sessions this project will explore the impact of use of Risk Assessment Tools on GP workload.
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The CRISP Trial: an RCT of computer decision support for risk-stratified colorectal cancer screening in primary care

The CRISP Trial: an RCT of computer decision support for risk-stratified colorectal cancer screening in primary care

This trial tests an electronic risk tool which accounts for a person’s age, sex, diet, lifestyle and medicine history and provides personal advice about bowel cancer screening.
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Non-invasive diagnostic techniques for endometrial cancer in primary care (PhD)

Non-invasive diagnostic techniques for endometrial cancer in primary care (PhD)

We have developed a new, non-invasive test that could help identify womb cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding. It is simple, easy to administer and acceptable to women.
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The clinical utility, feasibility and acceptability of a genomic test to target bowel cancer screening

The clinical utility, feasibility and acceptability of a genomic test to target bowel cancer screening

This PhD project seeks to answer questions of clinical utility, feasibility and acceptability of risk stratified population colorectal cancer screening guided by a lifestyle or genomic risk model delivered in general practice.
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Guideline discordant diagnostic care: when do referrals not reflect guidelines for suspected cancer?

Guideline discordant diagnostic care: when do referrals not reflect guidelines for suspected cancer?

This study will look at how often GPs follow the guidelines and whether certain types of patients or patients with certain symptoms are more or less likely to be urgently referred when the guidelines suggest they should be.
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Are patients with high-normal platelet counts at increased risk of cancer?

Are patients with high-normal platelet counts at increased risk of cancer?

Our previous work found that cancer risk was greatly increased for people with clinically high platelets (cells in the blood that enable clotting). The NORMA study will investigate whether people with platelet counts at the high end of the normal range are also at increased risk of cancer.
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Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care

Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care

This study is part of a wider Health and Technology Assessment study whose overall aim is to understand the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and current use of cancer diagnostic tools to aid decision-making in primary care.
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Abdominal pain in primary care: establishing a clinical profile and diagnostic pathway for identifying cancer

Abdominal pain in primary care: establishing a clinical profile and diagnostic pathway for identifying cancer

Abdominal pain is a symptom commonly reported to United Kingdom general practitioners. This research will help to guide GPs into providing appropriate action for patients with unexplained abdominal pain.
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