Using machine learning techniques applied to linked routine data: a pilot study
This project on pancreatic cancer initiated in 2019, with an award from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. The aim is to use historic GP and hospital data to identify patients who are most likely to have early stage pancreatic cancer. We are using machine learning techniques to understand if there are combinations of particular health problems, illnesses, or symptoms experienced only by patients who are later diagnosed. Ultimately, improving the triage of these patients means that targeted diagnostic tests could lead to the pancreatic cancer being diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively.
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