Inequalities in cancer outcomes
This Cancer Research UK funded Programme has as its main ambition to reduce inequalities in cancer survival, ensuring that everyone, regardless of sociodemographic background, benefits from improvements in cancer care.
This four-year ERC Horizon 2020 funded project (2020-2023), involves 13 institutions from 9 different countries and is led by the Hospices Civils de Lyon, France. It aims to develop a platform to collect, manage and analyse a large amount of data…
Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness
Since 2011, we have been part of the twice awarded Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme.
- Examining the role of comorbidity in socio-economic inequalities in short-term mortality among colon cancer patients in EnglandColon cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in England. Despite the universal healthcare system, the most deprived groups of colon cancer patients have a poorer prognosis than […]
- Can we screen for pancreatic cancer? Identifying a sub-population of patients at high risk of subsequent diagnosis using machine learning techniques applied to primary care data.BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) represents a substantial public health burden. Pancreatic cancer patients have very low survival due to the difficulty of identifying cancers early when the tumour is localised […]
- Economic impact of avoidable cancer deaths caused by diagnostic delay during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national population-based modelling study in England, UK.INTRODUCTION: Delays in cancer diagnosis arose from the commencement of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) introduced in the UK in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our earlier work predicted […]
- Socioeconomic Inequalities and Ethnicity Are Associated with a Positive COVID-19 Test among Cancer Patients in the UK Biobank Cohort.We explored the role of socioeconomic inequalities in COVID-19 incidence among cancer patients during the first wave of the pandemic. We conducted a case-control study within the UK Biobank cohort […]
- BACKGROUND: Patients living in more deprived localities have lower cancer survival in England, but the role of individual health status at diagnosis and the utilisation of primary health care in […]