Projects - Affiliated Projects

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 (PhD)

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

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 (PhD)

Understanding missed diagnostic opportunities in bladder and kidney cancer (PhD)

This PhD project will use bladder and kidney cancer as exemplars to identify missed diagnostic opportunities in early cancer diagnosis.
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What is the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of embedded risk-of-cancer assessment of patients in primary care: the ERICA trial

What is the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of embedded risk-of-cancer assessment of patients in primary care: the ERICA trial

This is a cluster-randomised controlled clinical trial of electronic clinical decision support tools for six different cancer types in 710 English general practices.
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