Projects - Core Projects

Melanoma risk assessment and tailored prevention in general practice

Melanoma risk assessment and tailored prevention in general practice

This PhD will be the first series of studies in Australia to test and measure the acceptability and usefulness of skin self-monitoring apps for melanoma from a patient perspective.
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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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Tests and tools for the detection of ovarian cancer in primary care

Tests and tools for the detection of ovarian cancer in primary care

In this multi-stage project, we will use routinely collected data to map how patients with ovarian cancer are currently evaluated and investigated in UK primary care, prior to diagnosis.
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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 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 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 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 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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