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NICR involvement

NICR involvement

Dr. Finian Bannon of NICR has been funded by Cancer Focus NI to spend 6 months in 2013 working in the LSHTM on the analysis team, which will carry out the analysis mentioned in the ‘Methods’. This period of training will build expertise in the N. Ireland Cancer Registry in advanced statistical techniques, allowing N. Ireland’s net survival statistics to be estimated to the highest international standards. Accurate international comparison of NI cancer survival estimates is an important motivator for cancer services change, especially if survival estimates in similarly developed countries are noticeably better. As N. Ireland cancer staging information is high-quality, reasons for the level of NI survival estimates can be discovered from stage-specific survival analysis. Attending the LSHTM will also yield indirect benefits derived from working in a world-renowned public health school.