Publications

Below is a list of all CanTest publications that acknowledge the support of Cancer Research UK:

  1. Archer S, Calanzani N, Honey S, Johnson M, Neal R, Scott SE, Walter FM. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer assessment in primary care: a qualitative study of GP views. BJGP Open, 2021, doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0056
  2. Rubin G & Meyer A. Diagnostic errors and harms in primary care: insights to action. BMJ Quality & Safety, 2021, doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012423
  3. Holt Jessen N, Jensen H, Helsper CW, Falborg AZ, Glerup H, Gronbaek H, Vedsted P. Cancer suspicion, referral to cancer patient pathway and primary care interval: a survey and register study exploring 10 different types of abdominal cancer. Family Practice, 2021, cmab025, doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmab025
  4. Druce P, Calanzani N, Snudden C, et al. Identifying Novel Biomarkers Ready for Evaluation in Low-Prevalence Populations for the Early Detection of Lower Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisAdv Ther, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12325-021-01645-6
  5. Achkar MA, Zigman Suchland M, Walter FM, Neal RD, Goulart BHL, Thompson MJ. Experiences along the diagnostic pathway for patients with advanced lung cancer in the USA: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 2021; 11:e045056, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045056
  6. Calanzani N, Chang A, Van Melle Marije, Pannebakker MM, Funston G, Walter FM. Recognising Colorectal Cancer in Primary Care. Advance in Therapy, 2021, 1-15, doi: 10.1007/s12325-021-01726-6
  7. Reece JC, Neal EFG, Nguyen P, McIntosh JG, Emery JD. Delayed or failure to follow-up abnormal breast cancer screening mammograms in primary care: a systematic review. BMC Cancer, 2021, 21:373, doi: 10.1186/s12885-021-08100-3
  8. Keeney E, Mohiuddin S, Zienius K, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ozawa M, Grant R, Hamilton W, Weller D, Brennan PM, Hollingworth W. Economic evaluation of GPs’ direct access to computed tomography for identification of brain tumours. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2020, doi: 10.1111/ecc.13345h
  9. Harries J, Scott SE, Walter FM, Mwaka AD, Moodley J. Women’s appraisal, interpretation and help-seeking for possible symptoms of breast and cervical cancer in South Africa: a qualitative study. BMC Women’s Health, 2020; 20: 251, doi: 10.1186/s12905-020-01120-4
  10. Nnaji CA, Kuodi P, Walter FM, Moodley J. Effectiveness of interventions for improving timely diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 2020;10:e042788. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042788
  11. Bradley SH, Hatton NLF, Aslam R, Bhartia B, Callister MEJ, Kennedy MPT, Mounce L, Shinkins B, Hamilton WT, Neal RD. Estimating lung cancer risk from chest x-ray and symptoms: a prospective cohort study. British Journal of General Practice, 2020, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X713993
  12. Quiroga M, Shephard EA, Mounce LTA, Carney M, Hamilton WT, Price SJ. Quantifying the impact of pre-existing conditions on the stage of oesophagogastric cancer at diagnosis: a primary care cohort study using electronic medical records. Family Practice, 2020, doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmaa132
  13. Moodley J, Constant D, Mwaka AD, Scott SE, Walter FM. Anticipated help seeking behavior and barriers to seeking care for possible breast and cervical cancer symptoms in Uganda and South Africa. Ecancer, 2021, 15:1171, doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2021.1171
  14. Mills K, Paxton B, Walter FM, Griffin SJ, Sutton S, Usher-Smith JA. Incorporating a brief intervention for personalised cancer risk assessment to promote behaviour change into primary care: a multi-methods pilot study. BMC Public Health, 2021, 21:205, doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10210-3
  15. Carver T, Hartley S, Lee A, Cunningham AP, Archer S, Babb de Villiers C, Roberts J, Ruston R, Walter FM, Tischkowitz M, Easton DF, Antoniou AC. CanRisk Tool – A web interface for the prediction of breast and ovarian cancer risk and the likelihood of carrying genetic pathogenic variants. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2021, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1319
  16. Merriel SWD, Moon, D; Dunde, P; Corcoran, N; Carroll, P; Partin, A; Smith, J A; Hamdy, F; Moore, C; Ost, P; Costello, T. A modified Delphi study to develop a practical guide for selecting patients with prostate cancer for Active Surveillance. BMC Urology, 2021; 21:18, doi: 10.1186/s12894-021-00789-5
  17. Bradley SH, Thompson MJ, Nicholson BD. Ensuring informed decision-making for cancer screening. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2021, 34(2), doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.02.200353
  18. Barclay ME, Abel GA, Greenberg DC, Rous B, Lyratzopoulos G. The Socio-demographic variation in stage at diagnosis of breast, bladder, colon, endometrial, lung, melanoma, prostate, rectal, renal and ovarian cancer in England and its population impact. British Journal of Cancer, 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41416-021-01279-z
  19. Bradley SH, Shinkins B, Kennedy MP. What is the balance of benefits and harms for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2021, 114(4):164-170. doi: 10.1177/0141076821991108
  20. Holt Jessen N, Jensen H, Falborg AZ, Glerup H, Gronbaek H, Vedsted P. Abdominal investigations in the year preceding a diagnosis of abdominal cancer: a register-based cohort study in Denmark. Cancer Epidemiology, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2021.101926
  21. Martins T, Merriel SWD, Hamilton W. Routes to diagnosis of symptomatic cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review. BMJ Open, 2020;10:e038605. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038605
  22. Funston G, Mounce LTA, Price S, Rous B, Crosbie EJ, Hamilton W, Walter FM. CA125 test result, test-to-diagnosis interval and stage in ovarian cancer: a cohort study using electronic health records. BJGP, doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2020.0859
  23. Jones OT, Calanzani N, Saji S, Duffy SW, Emery J, Hamilton W, Singh H, de Wit NJ, Walter FM. Artificial Intelligence Techniques That May Be Applied to Primary Care Data to Facilitate Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer: Systematic ReviewJ Med Internet Res, 2021;23(3):e23483. doi: 10.2196/23483
  24. Forster AS, Rubin G, Emery J, Thompson M, Sutton S, de Wit N, Walter FM, Lyratzopoulos G. Measuring patient experience of diagnostic care and acceptability of testing. De Gruyter, 2021, doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0112
  25. Herbert A, Barclay ME, Koo MM, Rous B, Greenberg DC, Abel G, Lyratzopoulos G. Stage–specific incidence trends of renal cancers in the East of England, 1999–2016. Cancer Epidemiology, 2021, 71(A), doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101883
  26. Bradley SH & Barclay ME. “Liquid biopsy” for cancer screening. British Medical Journal, 2021; 372:m4933, doi: 10.1136/bmj.m4933
  27. Koo MM, Unger-Saldana K, Mwaka AD, Corbex M, Ginsburg O, Walter FM, Calanzani N, Moodley J, Rubin GP, Lyratzopoulos G. Conceptual Framework to Guide Early Diagnosis Programs for Symptomatic Cancer as Part of Global Cancer Control. JCO Global Oncology, 2021 Jan: 7:35-45, doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00310
  28. Funston G, Hardy V, Abel, G, Crosbie EJ, Emery J, Hamilton W, Walter FM. Identifying Ovarian Cancer in Symptomatic Women: A Systematic Review of Clinical Tools. Cancers 2020, 12, 3686. doi: 10.3390/cancers12123686
  29. Zhou Y, Walter FM, Singh H, Hamilton W, Abel GA, Lyratzopoulos. Prolonged Diagnostic Intervals as Marker of Missed Diagnostic Opportunities in Bladder and Kidney Cancer Patients with Alarm Features: A Longitudinal Linked Data Study. Cancers, 2021, 13(1): 156, doi: 10.3390/cancers13010156
  30. Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Rennison J, Thomas P, Walter FM, Warren S, Hamilton W. Diagnostic performance of a faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: an evaluation in the South West of England. British Journal of Cancer, 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-01221-9
  31. Arendse KD, Walter FM, Pilling M, Zhou Y, Hamilton W, Funston G. Time from presentation to pre-diagnostic chest X-ray in symptomatic lung cancer patients: a cohort study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 2020, bjgp20X714077, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X714077
  32. Calanzani N, Druce PE, Snudden C, Milley KM, Boscott R, Behiyat D, Saji S, Martinez Gutierrez J, Oberoi J, Funston G, Messenger M, Emery J, Walter FM. Identifying Novel Biomarkers Ready for Evaluation in Low-Prevalence Populations for the Early Detection of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Systematic Review. Adv Ther (2020). doi: 10.1007/s12325-020-01571-z
  33. Merriel SWD, Hamilton W. Improving early cancer diagnosis in primary care. Prescriber, 2020, 31:9, 10-14, doi: 10.1002/psb.1862
  34. Bradley SH, Richards GC, Lloyd K, Wayant C, DeVito N, Rombey T, Gill P. Reducing bias and improving transparency in medical research: A critical overview of the problems, progress so far and suggested next steps. Journal of Royal Society of Medicine, 2020,113(11):433-443, doi:10.1177/0141076820956799
  35. Koo MM, Swann R, McPhail S, Abel GA, Renzi C, Rubin GP, Lyratzopoulos G. The prevalence of chronic conditions in patients diagnosed with one of 29 common and rarer cancers: A cross-sectional study using primary care data. Cancer Epidemiology, 2020, 69: 101845, doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101845
  36. Clarke C, Hamilton W, Price S, Bailey SER. Association of non-malignant diseases with thrombocytosis: a prospective cohort study in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 2020, 70(701): e852-e857, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X713501
  37. Funston G, Hamilton W, Abel G, Crosbie EJ, Rous B, Walter FM (2020) The diagnostic performance of CA125 for the detection of ovarian and non-ovarian cancer in primary care: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med 17(10): e1003295. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1003295
  38. Moodley J, Constant D, Mwaka AD, Scott SE, Walter FM. Mapping awareness of breast and cervical cancer risk factors, symptoms and lay beliefs in Uganda and South Africa. PLOS One, 2020, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240788
  39. van Erp NF, Helsper CW, Olyhoek SM, Janssen RRT, Winsveen A, Peeters PHM, de Wit NJ. Potential for reducing time to referral for colorectal cancer patients in primary care. Ann Fam Med, 2019, 17(5): 419-427, doi: 10.1370/afm.2446
  40. Koo MM, Lyratzopoulos G, Herbert A, Abel GA, Taylor RM, Barber JA, Gibson F, Whelan J, Fern LA. Association of Self-reported Presenting Symptoms With Timeliness of Help-Seeking Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer in the BRIGHTLIGHT Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Sep 1;3(9):e2015437. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15437
  41. Loveday C, Sud A, Jones ME, Broggio J, Scott S, Gronthound F, Torr B, Garrett A, Nicol DL, Jhanji S, Boyce SA, Williams M, Barry C, Riboli E, Kipps E, McFerran E, Muller DC, Lyratzopoulos G, Lawler M, Abulafi M, Houlston RS, Turnbull C. Prioritisation by FIT to mitigate the impact of delays in the 2-week wait colorectal cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic: a UK modelling study. Gut, 2020, gutjnl-2020-321650. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020
  42. Renzi C, Lyratzopoulos G. Comorbidity and the diagnosis of symptomatic-but-as-yet-undiagnosed cancer. Br J Gen Pract. 2020;70(698):e598-e599
  43. Helsper CW, Campbell C, Emery J, Neal RD, Li L, Rubin G, van Weert H, Vedsted P, Walter FM, Weller D, Nekhlyudov L. Cancer has not gone away: A Primary Care perspective to support a balanced approach for timely cancer diagnosis during COVID-19. Euro J Cancer Care, 2020, e13290, doi: 10.1111/ecc.13290
  44. van Erp NF, Helsper CW, Slottje P, Brandenbarg D, Büchner FL, van Asselt KM,Muris J, Kortekaas MF, Peeters P, de Wit NJ. Time to diagnosis of symptomatic gastric and oesophageal cancer in the Netherlands: Where is the room for improvement? United European Gastroenterol J, 2020, 8(5): 607-620, doi: 10.1177/2050640620917804
  45. Price S, Spencer A, Zhang X, Ball S, Lyratzopoulos, Mujica-Mota R, Stapley S, Ukoumunne OC, Hamilton W. Trends in time to cancer diagnosis around the period of changing national guidance on referral of symptomatic patients: A serial cross-sectional study using UK electronic healthcare records from 2006–17Cancer Epidemiology, 2020; 101805, doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101805
  46. Kaushal A, Waller J, von Wagner C, Kummer S, Whitaker K, Puri A, Lyratzopoulos G, Renzi C. The role of chronic conditions in influencing symptom attribution and anticipated help-seeking for potential lung cancer symptoms: a vignette-based study. BJGP Open, 2020, doi: 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101086
  47. Atkin C, Iqbal G, Planche T, Pratt G, Yong K, Wood J, Raynes K, Low E, Higgins H, Neal RD, Dunn J, Drayson MT, Bowcock S. Diagnostic pathways in multiple myeloma and their relationship to end organ damage: an analysis from the Tackling Early Morbidity and Mortality in Myeloma (TEAMM) trial. British Journal of Haematology, 2020, doi: 10.1111/bjh.17044
  48. Jones OT, Calanzani N, Saji S, Duffy SW, Emery J, Hamilton W, Singh H, de Wit N, Walter F. Application of artificial intelligence to electronic health records for early detection and diagnosis of cancer in primary care: a Systematic Review. JMIR, 2020:23483, doi: 10.2196/preprints.23483
  49. Bright CJ, Gildea C, Lai J, Elliss-Brookes L, Lyratzopoulos G. Does geodemographic segmentation explain differences in route of cancer diagnosis above and beyond person-level sociodemographic variables? Journal of Public Health, 2020, fdaa111, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa111
  50. Fitzgerald RC, di Pietro M, O’Donovan M, Maroni R, Muldrew B, Debiram-Beecham I, Gehrung M, Offman J, Tripathi M, Smith SG, Aigret B, Walter FM, Rubin G, the BEST3 Trial Team, Sasieni P. Cytosponge-trefoil factor 3 versus usual care to identify Barrett’s oesophagus in a primary care setting: a multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 2020, 396(10247): 333-344, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31099-0
  51. di Martino E, Ayaz-Shah A, Shinkins B, Jain S, Neal RD. A urine test for bladder cancer: available soon in primary care? Trends in Urology & Men’s Health, 2020, 11(4), doi: 10.1002/tre.760
  52. Mounce LTA, Hamilton W, Bailey SER. Cancer incidence following a high-normal platelet count: cohort study using electronic healthcare records from English primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 2020, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X710957
  53. Sud A, Torr B, Jones ME, Broggio J, Scott S, Loveday C, Garrett A, Gronthoud F, Nicol DL, Jhanji S, Boyce SA, Williams M, Riboli E, Muller DC, Kipps E, Larkin J, Navani N, Swanton C, Lyratzopoulos G, McFerran E, Lawler M, Houlston R, Turnbull C. Effect of delays in the 2-week-wait cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survival in the UK: a modelling study. The Lancet Oncology, 2020, 21(8): 1035-1044, doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30392-2
  54. Saya S, McIntosh J, Winship I, Clendenning M, Milton S, Oberoi J, Dowty J, Buchanan D, Jenkins M, Emery J. A genomic test for colorectal cancer risk: is this acceptable and feasible in primary care? Public Health Genomics, 2020, doi: 10.1159/000508963
  55. Singh H, Sittig DF, Gandhi TK. Fighting a common enemy: a catalyst to close intractable safety gaps. BMJ Quality & Safety, 2020, doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011390
  56. Carney M, Quiroga M, Mounce L, Shephard E, Hamilton W, Price S. Effect of pre-existing conditions on bladder cancer stage at diagnosis: a cohort study using electronic primary care records in the UK. British Journal of General Practice, 2020; bjgp20X710921, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X710921
  57. Chapman D, Poirier V, Vulkan D, Fitzgerald K, Rubin G, Hamilton W, Duffy SW. First results from five multidisciplinary diagnostic centre (MDC) projects for non-specific but concerning symptoms, possibly indicative of cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0947-y
  58. di Martino E, Andersen AC, Mengel-Jørgensen T, Jensen MB, Bradley S, Neal RD. Is there a place for point-of-care ultrasound in UK primary care? British Journal of General Practice, 2020; 70 (696): 323-324. doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X710801
  59. Hopkins R, Bailey SER, Hamilton WT, Shephard EA. Microcytosis as a risk marker of cancer in primary care: a cohort study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 2020; 70 (696): e457-e462. doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X709577
  60. Gandhi TK, Singh H. Reducing the Risk of Diagnostic Error in the COVID-19 Era. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2020 June;15(6): 363-366, doi: 10.12788/jhm.3461
  61. Sarma EA, Kobrin SC, Thompson MJ. A Proposal to Improve the Early Diagnosis of Symptomatic Cancers in the US. Cancer Prevention Research, 2020, doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-20-0115
  62. Sud A, Jones ME, Broggio J, Loveday C, Torr B, Garrett A, Nicol DL, Jhanji S, Boyce SA, Gronthoud F, Ward P, Handy JM, Yousaf N, Larkin J, Suh Y-E, Scott S, Pharoah PDP, Swanton C, Abbosh C, Williams M, Lyratzopoulos G, Houlston R, Turnbull C. Collateral damage: the impact on outcomes from cancer surgery of the COVID-19 pandemic. Annals of Oncology, 2020, 31(8): 1065-1074, doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.05.009
  63. Price S, Zhang X, Spencer A. Measuring the impact of national guidelines: What methods can be used to uncover time-varying effects for healthcare evaluations? Social Science and Medicine, 2020, 258(113021), doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113021
  64. Cocco, P., Ayaz-Shah, A., Messenger, M.P. et al. Target Product Profiles for medical tests: a systematic review of current methods. BMC Medicine, 2020, 18(119), doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01582-1
  65. Marije van Melle, Samir IS Yep Manzano, Hugh Wilson, Willie Hamilton,Fiona M Walter, Sarah ER Bailey. Faecal immunochemical test to triage patients with abdominal symptoms for suspected colorectal cancer in primary care: review of international use and guidelines. Family Practice, 2020. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmaa043
  66. Sud A, Jones M, Broggio J, Scott S, Loveday C, Torr B, Garrett A, Nicol DL, Jhanji S, Boyce SA, Williams M, Lyratzopoulos G, Barry C, Riboli E, Kipps E, McFerran E, Lawler M, Muller DC, Abulafi M, Houlston R, Turnbull CA. Quantifying and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outcomes in colorectal cancer. Gut, 2020, doi: 10.1101/2020.04.28.20083170
  67. Jones D, Neal RD, Duffy SRG, Scott SE, Whitaker KL, Brain K. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the symptomatic diagnosis of cancer: the view from primary care. The Lancet Oncology, 2020, 21(6): 748-750, doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30242-4
  68. Zhou Y, Abel GA, Hamilton W, Singh H, Walter FM, Lyratzopoulos G. Imaging activity possibly signalling missed diagnostic opportunities in bladder and kidney cancer: A longitudinal data-linkage study using primary care electronic health records. Cancer Epidemiology, 2020, 66(101703), doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101703
  69. Merriel SWD, Hardy V, Thompson M, Walter FM, Hamilton W. Patient-centered outcomes from multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) and MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer: A systematic review. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2020, 17(4): 486-495, doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.08.031
  70. Lyratzopoulos G, Abel GA. Assessing patients at risk of symptomatic-but-as-yet-undiagnosed cancer in primary care using information from patient records. British Journal of Cancer, 2020 Jun;122(12):1729-1731. doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0828-4
  71. Nicholson BD, Hamilton W, Koshiaris C, Oke JL, Hobbs R, Aveyard P. The association between unexpected weight loss and cancer diagnosis in primary care: a matched cohort analysis of 65,000 presentations. British Journal of Cancer, 2020, 122(12): 1848-1856, doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0829-3
  72. Round T, Abel G. Seeing the wood and the trees: the impact of the healthcare system on variation in primary care referrals. BMJ Quality & Safety, 2020, 29:274-276, doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010356
  73. Rafiq M, Hayward A, Warren-Gash C, Denaxas S, Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Lyratzopoulos G, Thomas S. Allergic disease, corticosteroid use, and risk of Hodgkin lymphoma: A United Kingdom nationwide case-control study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2020, 145(3): 868-876, doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2019.10.033
  74. Archer S, De Villiers CB, Scheibl F, Carver T, Hartley S, Lee A, Cunningham AP, Easton DF, McIntosh JG, Emery J, Tischkowitz M, Antoniou AC, Walter FM. Evaluating clinician acceptability of the prototype CanRisk tool for predicting risk of breast and ovarian cancer: A multi-methods study. PLoS ONE, 2020, 15(3): e0229999, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229999
  75. Walter FM, Pannebakker MP, Barclay ME, Mills K, Saunders CL, Murchie P, Corrie P, Hall P, Burrows N, Emery JD. Effect of a Skin Self-monitoring Smartphone Application on Time to Physician Consultation Among Patients With Possible Melanoma: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open, 2020, doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0001
  76. Giadina TD, Royse KE, Khanna A, Haskell H, Hallisy J, Southwick F, Singh H. Health Care Provider Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Adverse Events and Harm. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2020, 5: 282-290, doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.02.004
  77. Habgood E, Walter FM, O’Hare E, McIntosh J, McCormack C, Emery JD. Using an electronic self-completion tool to identify patients at increased risk of melanoma in Australian primary care. Austalasian Journal of Dermatology, 2020, doi: 10.1111/ajd.13244
  78. Chowienczyk S, Price S, Hamilton W. Changes in the presenting symptoms of lung cancer from 2000–2017: a serial cross-sectional study of observational records in UK primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 2020, 79(692): 193-199, doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X708137
  79. Pearson C, Poirier V, Fitzgerald K, Rubin G, Hamilton W. Cross-sectional study using primary care and cancer registration data to investigate patients with cancer presenting with non-specific symptoms. British Medical Journal Open, 2020, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033008
  80. Swann R, Lyratzopoulos G, Rubin G, Pickworth E, McPhail S. The frequency, nature and impact of GP-assessed avoidable delays in a population-based cohort of cancer patients. Cancer Epidemiology, 2020, 64(101617), doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.101617
  81. Chima S, Reece JC, Milley K, Milton S, McIntosh JG, Emery J. Decision support tools to improve cancer diagnostic decision making in primary care: a systematic review. British Journal of General Practice, 2019, 69(689): e809-e818, doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X706745
  82. Jones OT, Ranmuthu CKI, Hall PN, Funston G, Walter F. Recognising Skin Cancer in Primary Care. Advances in Therapy, 2020, 37(1): 603-616, doi: 10.1007/s12325-019-01130-1
  83. Koo MM, Swann R, McPhail S, Abel GA, Elliss-Brookes L, Rubin GP, Lyratzopoulos G. Presenting symptoms of cancer and stage at diagnosis: evidence from a cross-sectional, population-based study. The Lancet Oncology, 2020, 21(1): 73-79, doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30595-9
  84. Funston G, Van Melle M, Ladegaard Baun M-L, Jensen H, Helsper C, Emery J, Crosbie EJ, Thompson M, Hamilton W, Walter F. Variation in the initial assessment and investigation for ovarian cancer in symptomatic women: a systematic review of international guidelines. BMC Cancer, 2019, 19:1028 doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6211-2
  85. Smith AF, Shinkins B, Hall PS, Hulme CT, Messenger MP. Towards a framework for outcome-based analytical performance specifications: a methodology review of indirect methods for evaluating the impact of measurement uncertainty on clinical outcomes. Clinical Chemistry, 65(11): 1363-1374, doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2018.300954
  86. Herbert A, Winters S, McPhail S, Elliss-Brookes L, Lyratzopoulos G, Abel G. Population trends in emergency cancer diagnoses: The role of changing patient case-mix. Cancer Epidemiology, 63:101574, doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.101574
  87. Bradley SH, Abraham S, Callister M, Grice A, Hamilton W, Rodriguez Lopez R, Shinkin B, Neal R. Sensitivity of chest x-ray for detecting lung cancer in people presenting with symptoms: systematic review. British Journal of General Practice, 2019, 69(689): e827-e835, doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X706853
  88. Watson J, Mounce L, Bailey SER, Cooper SL, Hamilton W. Blood markers for cancer. British Medical Journal, 2019, 367:l5774, doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5774
  89. Zhou Y, van Melle M, Singh H, Hamilton W, Lyratzopoulos G, Walter FM. Quality of the Diagnostic Process in Patients Presenting with Symptoms Suggestive of Bladder or Kidney Cancer: A Systematic Review. British Medical Journal Open, 2019, 9(10): e029143, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029143
  90. Murphy DR., Giardina TD, Satterly T, Sittig DF, Singh H. An Exploration of Barriers, Facilitators, and Suggestions for Improving Electronic Health Record Inbox-Related Usability. A Qualitative Analysis. JAMA Network Open, 2019, 2(10):e1912638, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12638
  91. Nicholson BD, Aveyard P, Hamilton W, Hobbs FDR. When should unexpected weight loss warrant further investigation to exclude cancer? British Medical Journal, 2019, 366:l5271, doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5271
  92. Koo MM, Rubin G, McPhail S, Lyratzopoulos G. Incidentally diagnosed cancer: population-based evidence on frequency, variation, and commonly preceding clinical scenarios. British Medical Journal Open, 2019, 9(9): e028362, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028362
  93. Herbert A, Abel GA, Winters S, McPhail S, Elliss-Brookes L, Lyratzopoulos G. Cancer diagnoses after emergency GP referral or A&E attendance in England: Determinants and time trends in Routes to Diagnosis data, 2006–2015. British Journal of General Practice, 2019, bjgp19X705473, doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X705473
  94. Jones OT, Jurascheck LC, van Melle MA, Hickman S, Burrows NP, Hall PN, Emery J, Walter FM. Dermoscopy for melanoma detection and triage in primary care: a systematic review. British Medical Journal Open, 2019, 9:e027529, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027529
  95. Elwenspoek MMC, Sheppard AL, McInnes MDF, Merriel SWD, Rowe EWJ, Bryant RJ, Donovan JL, Whiting P. Comparison of multiparametric magnet resonance imaging and targeted biopsy with systematic biopsy alone for the diagnosis of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Network Open, 2019, 2(8):e198427, doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.8427
  96. Moodley J, Scott SE, Mwaka AD, Constant D, Githaiga JN, Stewart TS, Payne A, Cairncross L, Somdyala NIM, Walter FM. Development and validation of the African Women Awareness of CANcer (AWACAN) tool for breast and cervical cancer. PLoS ONE, 2019, 14(8):e0220545, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220545
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