Projects - Affiliated Projects

Think Cancer! (Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis)

Think Cancer! (Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis)

Introduction Wales, like other UK countries, has relatively poor cancer outcomes and late diagnosis is a major contributor. Referral from... Read More
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Identifying missed opportunities in the diagnosis of cancers in the United States Veterans population

Identifying missed opportunities in the diagnosis of cancers in the United States Veterans population

Exploration of potential indicators of quality of cancer diagnosis that may suggest missed opportunities plus studying the effect of indicators on various outcomes in the Veteran Affairs population in United States.
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Development of a risk assessment tool for ruling out cancer in patients being referred for possible cancer diagnosis

Development of a risk assessment tool for ruling out cancer in patients being referred for possible cancer diagnosis

The aim of this project is to create a “rule-out” test for cancer, using the existing data and “waste” blood that the NH already collects, which can be used by GPs to help identify patients with potential cancer symptoms who do not have cancer.
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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 (PhD)

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

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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Development of a primary care head and neck risk assessment tool (PhD)

Development of a primary care head and neck risk assessment tool (PhD)

This study will investigate how GPs feel about RATs that are currently in use and what their views on a new tool to help with referrals for suspected head and neck cancer.
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