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Grant Lewison, Anna Gavin, Richard Sullivan, Mark Lawler. The "Good Friday Agreement" and cancer research on the island of Ireland: Evidence for the impact of a tripartite cancer research partnership. European Journal of Cancer April 2020. Implications of Research for Services.

Brown KF, Rumgay H, Dunlop C, … , Gavin A, et al. The fraction of cancer attributable to modified risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in 2015. Br J Cancer 2018; 118: 1130-1141. doi:10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6. Implications of Research for Services

Guiomar Garcia Jalon, Aideen Maguire, Oliver Perra, Anna Gavin, Dermot O'Reilly, Allen Thurston. A population-based data-linkage study of prescribed pain medications dispensed to persons with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Population Data Science June 2018. Implications of Research

Finian Bannon, Victoria Cairnduff, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Janine Blaney, Barbara Gomes, Anna Gavin and Conan Donnelly. Insights into the factors associated with achieving the preference of home death in terminal cancer: A national population-based study. Supportive Care in Cancer. Dec 2018. Implications of Research for Services.

Donnelly C, Quaife S, Forbes L, … , Gavin A. Do perceived barriers to clinical presentation affect anticipated time to presenting with cancer symptoms: an ICBP study. Eur J Public Health 2017; 27:808-813. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckx064 Implications of Research for Services download

Donnelly C, Hart N, McCrorie AD, … , Gavin A. Knowledge or noise? Making sense of General Practitioners' and Consultant use of 2-week-wait referrals for suspected cancer. Br J Cancer 2017; 117:597-603. doi:10.1038/bjc.2017.213

Donnelly, C., Hart, N., McCrorie, A. D., Anderson, L., Donnelly, M., Murchie, P., & Gavin, A. Knowledge or noise? Making sense of General Practitioners' and Consultant use of 2-week-wait referrals for suspected cancer. British Journal of Cancer July 2017. Implications of Research for Services.

Bannon F, Cairnduff V, Fitzpatrick D, Blaney J, Gomes B, Gavin A, Donnelly C. Insights into the factors associated with achieving the preference of home death in terminal cancer: A national population-based study. Palliat Support Care 2017; 23:1-7. doi:10.1017/S1478951517000876

Gatta G, Capocaccia R, Botta L, Mallone S, … , Gavin A, et al. Burden and centralised treatment in Europe of rare tumours: results of RARECAREnet—a population-based study. Lancet Oncol 2017; 18:1022-1039. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30445-X

Donnelly CB, Wotherspoon AC, Morris M, Wilson RH, Chen JJ, Cairnduff V, Morgan E, Devlin A, Gavin AT. A population-level investigation of cancer clinical trials participation in a UK region. Eur J Cancer Prev 2017; 26:S229-S235. doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000373 Implications of Research for Services download

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

Sharp L, Donnelly D, Hegarty A, Carsin AE, Deady A, McCluskey N, Gavin A, Comber H.  Risk of several cancers is higher in urban areas after adjusting for socio-economic status. Results from a two-country population-based study of 18 common cancers. J Urban Health. 2014 Jun;91(3):510-25. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9846-3. 

Quaife SL, Forbes LJL, Ramirez AJ, Brain KE, Donnelly C, Simon AE, Wardle J.  Recognition of cancer warning signs and anticipated time to help-seeking in a population sample of adults in the UK. 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference, 3 - 6 November 2013, The BT Convention Centre Liverpool UK.

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

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.

Bannon F, Devlin A, McElwee G, Gavin A.  Greater gains from smoke-free legislation for non-smoking bar staff in Belfast.  European Journal of Public Health, December 2009, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp087. 

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.

Owen T, Fitzpatrick D, Dolon O, Gavin AT. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in the sun: the barriers to behavioural changes in Northern Ireland. Ulster Medical Journal 2004 Nov; 73(2): 96-104.

Gavin AT. Smoking is a major cause of premature death worldwide - Evidence Based Health Care 2004, available online 2004, doi:10.1016/j.ehbc.2004.02.006.

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.

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.

Gavin AT, Laird JD and Roberts SD.  The role of Gallium scanning in the detection of bone and joint sepsis.  Ulster Med J. 1984; 53(2): 117–120.

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