Identifying cancer recurrence within patient care pathways across linked national clinical datasets

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: April 2022
Summary

Information on cancer recurrence is not available in routine national clinical data, preventing important cancer research from being carried out in population-based studies. Providing this outcome would allow researchers and analysts to estimate the risk of recurrence for different groups of patients, provide much needed evidence on the best combinations of treatments, and evaluate the care and outcomes of patients whose cancer has recurred.

The project will develop and validate methods to identify cancer recurrence after curative treatment for bowel cancer in linked national clinical datasets. It will also assess how well these methods extend to breast and prostate cancer. 

Partners & Collaborators

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Christie

Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lead Investigator
Jan Van der Meulen (LSHTM)
Investigating Team
Julie Nossiter (RCS England)
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