Projects - Affiliated Projects

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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Development of a primary care head and neck risk assessment tool

Development of a primary care head and neck risk assessment tool

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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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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The diagnostic utility of inflammatory markers in primary care: a prospective cohort study

The diagnostic utility of inflammatory markers in primary care: a prospective cohort study

This project aims to find out whether blood tests called ‘inflammatory markers’ could help GPs to diagnose cancer. We will also look at whether they are useful for other important illnesses, such as infections and autoimmune conditions.
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Understanding missed diagnostic opportunities in bladder and kidney cancer

Understanding missed diagnostic opportunities in bladder and kidney cancer

This PhD project will use bladder and kidney cancer as exemplars to identify missed diagnostic opportunities in early cancer diagnosis.
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