Projects - Affiliated Projects

Exploring the complex relationships between pre-existing conditions and cancer diagnosis in an ageing population

Exploring the complex relationships between pre-existing conditions and cancer diagnosis in an ageing population

A multi-disciplinary PhD project, exploring the relationship between pre-existing conditions and cancer diagnostics in symptomatic patients in primary care.
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Exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying pre-diagnostic thrombocytosis in lung cancer patients and evaluating its diagnostic value (PhD)

Exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying pre-diagnostic thrombocytosis in lung cancer patients and evaluating its diagnostic value (PhD)

This multi-disciplinary PhD project aims to evaluate the association of pre-diagnostic thrombocytosis within the different histological subtypes of lung cancer using CRPD data sets with Cancer Registry linkage.
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The development of an abdominal ‘yes-no’ pathway for primary care patients with vague and non-specific abdominal symptoms

The development of an abdominal ‘yes-no’ pathway for primary care patients with vague and non-specific abdominal symptoms

The project will provide new important knowledge of the clinical examinations conducted in the year prior to an abdominal cancer diagnosis, plus GPs’ interpretation of symptoms and referral practice and how to improve the diagnostics of abdominal cancers.
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The failure to follow up abnormal test results associated with undiagnosed prevalent cancer in primary care

The failure to follow up abnormal test results associated with undiagnosed prevalent cancer in primary care

This PhD aims to determine the prevalence of abnormal test results and the failure to follow-up these results that are associated with undiagnosed prevalent cancer.
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Think Cancer! WICKED Trial (Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis)

Think Cancer! WICKED Trial (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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