Projects - Affiliated Projects

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

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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