Targeting Early Diagnosis Interventions
Identifying Targets for Intervention to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer
The purpose of this study is to investigate ways of improving early detection of lung and colorectal cancer by comparing patient, clinical, disease and service related factors in people with these cancers who survived less than 2 months to those who survived between 6 months and 2 years from diagnosis.
This project has been made possible with funding from the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI), a collaboration between Cancer Research UK, the National Cancer Action Team, the Department of Health and the National Health Service.
The Study commenced in June 2012 and will employs two trained data abstractors in the collection of data from electronic records and General Practice notes of 2,400 deceased patients diagnosed with cancer between 2008 and 2011. This work has been guided by an experienced clinician and data will be analysed by a trained statistician.
The project will be completed by March 2016. Ethical approval has been obtained by Office of Research Ethics in Northern Ireland.
More details of this study are available on request by telephone 028 9097 6028/6440