Projects - Core Projects

The role of imaging in the diagnosis of symptomatic lung cancer

The role of imaging in the diagnosis of symptomatic lung cancer

This project aims to establish how accurate chest x-ray is in diagnosing lung cancer by comparing data on tests and lung cancer from different countries.
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Conceptualising and measuring patient experience in the diagnosis of cancer

Conceptualising and measuring patient experience in the diagnosis of cancer

This project will aim to explore the theory that a lack of evidence exploring how to optimally measure patient experience of diagnostic tests and strategies reflects a lack of appropriate conceptual frameworks and robust measurement tools about the patient experience of diagnostic tests.
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Establishing the diagnostic accuracy, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) in the English primary care symptomatic population: a cohort study in the East of England

Establishing the diagnostic accuracy, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) in the English primary care symptomatic population: a cohort study in the East of England

This project will collect data to see how well FITs perform at diagnosing colorectal cancer in the primary care population, and to recommend a Hb level for further diagnostic testing when patients have a positive FIT.
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Establishing the diagnostic accuracy of haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) and establishing a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for FITs in the English primary care symptomatic population: A cohort study in the South West of England

Establishing the diagnostic accuracy of haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) and establishing a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for FITs in the English primary care symptomatic population: A cohort study in the South West of England

This project will collect data to see how well FITs perform at diagnosing colorectal cancer in the primary care population, and to recommend a Hb level for further diagnostic testing when patients have a positive FIT.
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International comparison of FIT use across the globe in primary care symptomatic patients: A narrative view

International comparison of FIT use across the globe in primary care symptomatic patients: A narrative view

This project will collect data to see how well FITs perform at diagnosing colorectal cancer in the primary care population, and to recommend a Hb level for further diagnostic testing when patients have a positive FIT.
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International dataset inventory for the CanTest collaborative

International dataset inventory for the CanTest collaborative

This project aims to create a simple repository with detailed information on the data available, and linkage possibilities, as well as its applicability for potential use in relation to key CanTest research objectives.
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Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) for prostate cancer diagnosis in primary care

Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) for prostate cancer diagnosis in primary care

This PhD project will explore a number of areas relating to whether it would be safe, acceptable, and cost effective for GPs to order MRI scans for men with symptoms suggesting a possible diagnosis of prostate cancer.
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A systematic review to evaluate whether dermoscopy can be used accurately and effectively in primary care to improve the timely diagnosis of melanoma

A systematic review to evaluate whether dermoscopy can be used accurately and effectively in primary care to improve the timely diagnosis of melanoma

A systematic review of existing research focusing on whether dermoscopes, with suitable training, can be used accurately and effectively by GPs, to improve early diagnosis of melanoma.
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