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Lawler M, Gavin A, Salto-Tellez M, Kennedy RD, Van Schaeybroeck S, Wilson RH, Harkin DP, Grayson M, Boyd RE, Hamilton PW, McArt DG, James J, Robson T, Ladner RD, Prise KM, O'Sullivan JM, Harrison T, Murray L, Johnston PG, Waugh DJ. Delivering a research-enabled multistakeholder partnership for enhanced patient care at a population level: The Northern Ireland Comprehensive Cancer Program.  Cancer Dec 2015; doi: 10.1002/cncr.29814. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 5.068) Implications of Research for Services download

Napolitano G, Marshall A, Hamilton P, Gavin AT. Machine learning classification of surgical pathology reports and chunk recognition for information extraction noise reduction. Artif Intell Med. 2016 Jun;70:77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2016.06.001. Epub 2016 Jun 8. Implications of Research for Services download

Siesling A, Kwast A, Gavin A, Baili P and Otter R and EUROCHIP-3 Workpackage 5.  Availability of stage at diagnosis, cancer treatment delay and compliance with cancer guidelines as cancer registry indicators for cancer care in Europe: Results of EUROCHIP-3 Survey.  Int J Cancer. 2013 Jun doi: 10.1002/ijc.27957. Epub 13 Dec 2012 

Blaney J, Crawford G, Elder TR, Johnston G, Gavin A.  Hospital cancer deaths: late diagnosis and missed opportunity. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, online August 2011,  doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2011-000036.

Napolitano G, Ranaghan E, Middleton R, Fox C, Gavin A.  Real-time multidisciplinary team meeting management systems.  A comparison with paper records for staging completeness and waiting times.  Behaviour & Information Technology, online May 2011, doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2011.582151.

Napolitano G, Fox C, Middleton, R, Connolly D.  Pattern-based information extraction from pathology reports for cancer registration.  Cancer Causes and Control, November 2010, doi: 10.1007/s10552-010-9616-4.

Boyle P, Anderson BO, Andersson LC, Gavin AT, et al. Need for global action for cancer control (Editorial). Annals of Oncology, September 2008, doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdn426.

Mole D, Fox C, Napolitano G.   Electronic data protection: procedures need drastic improvement.  British Medical Journal, British Medical Journal, online March 2005, doi: 10.1136/bmj.330.7490.537.

Gavin AT.  Cluster Investigation - the importance of counting everyone.  Journal of Public Health Medicine Sept 2003, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdg057.

Gavin AT, Fitzpatrick D, Middleton RJ, Coleman MP.  Patients' denial of disease may pose difficulty for achieving informed consent.  British Medical Journal (Letters).  April 2002, doi: 10.1136/bmj.324.7343.974.

Middleton RJ, Gavin AT, Reid J, O'Reilly D. Accuracy of hospital discharge data for cancer registration and epidemiological research in Northern Ireland. Cancer Causes and Control, Dec 2000; DOI: 10.1023/A:1026543100223.

Gavin AT, O'Reilly D. Cancer in Northern Ireland by 2002 - Ulster Medical Journal 1996; 65(2): 106-112:

Gavin AT and Evans AE.  The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.  Ulster Med J. 1988 October; 57(2): 129–136.