Projects - Core Projects

The management of patients with anaemia, the risk of cancer and cancer-related anaemia subtypes

The management of patients with anaemia, the risk of cancer and cancer-related anaemia subtypes

This project will provide new insight into the management of anaemic patients, the cancer risk for selected anaemia subtypes and the distribution of cancer-related anaemia.
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AI technologies for cancer detection in primary care

AI technologies for cancer detection in primary care

Establishing which modalities of artificial intelligence (AI) for early detection and diagnosis of cancer are ready for implementation in the NHS: A Scoping Review.
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What factors influence GPs’ decision to request imaging for possible lung cancer?

What factors influence GPs’ decision to request imaging for possible lung cancer?

This project will explore what factors lead GPs to consider the possibility of lung cancer in their patients, how they make the decision to investigate the possibility of lung cancer, what tests they use and what factors might dissuade them from arranging such investigations.
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Using linked data to examine diagnostic testing for cancer in primary care

Using linked data to examine diagnostic testing for cancer in primary care

This project will assess patterns of use and the diagnostic accuracy of various tests for suspected cancer.
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Risk of lung cancer in symptomatic patients with negative chest x-ray results

Risk of lung cancer in symptomatic patients with negative chest x-ray results

This project will generate a tool that will estimate positive predictive values for lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers who have negative chest x-ray results in combination with particular symptoms.
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Diagnostic processes and use of investigations before a cancer diagnosis in patients with comorbidities

Diagnostic processes and use of investigations before a cancer diagnosis in patients with comorbidities

This project aims to generate evidence for optimising diagnostic strategies in patients with comorbidities experiencing possible cancer symptoms, in order to improve diagnostic timeliness.
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Exploring patient, practitioner and general population preferences towards diagnostic tests for cancer

Exploring patient, practitioner and general population preferences towards diagnostic tests for cancer

This PhD project will develop a set of choice based experiments to explore the preferences of patients, practitioners and the general public towards different diagnostic test strategies and to assess the risk-benefit trade-offs.
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Direct access to fast transvaginal ultrasound for earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Direct access to fast transvaginal ultrasound for earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer

This project aims to assess the feasibility of implementing direct and fast access to TVUS through general practice for women presenting vague and non-specific symptoms, with a view to diagnosing OC earlier.
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