Projects - Affiliated Projects

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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Exploring the impact of the NICE guidelines for suspected cancers on diagnostic interval and resource use within GP practices

Exploring the impact of the NICE guidelines for suspected cancers on diagnostic interval and resource use within GP practices

The aims of this research are to explore changes in time to cancer diagnosis and estimate the early impact of the revision of NICE guidelines for suspected cancer on the time to diagnosis of cancer.
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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 guide GPs to provide 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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