Identifying Worsening Events
This work-stream is developing methods to identify cancer recurrence and progression by looking at patients’ routinely recorded medical data.
We will follow on from the main project’s task of solving the legal, ethical and technical difficulties associated with safely and securely linking patients’ data. We hope to show what great work can be done when GP and hospital data talk to each other. Take a look below at the benefits of this work-stream’s activities.
Once we can identify cancer recurrence and progression events, we can start to look for patterns in the data. The more we know about cancer recurrence and progression events:
- The better we can plan our delivery of care;
- The better we can inform patients’ expectations;
- The better our insights into the mechanisms of recurrence and progression.
Our plan is to combine a range of methods to understand patients’ data.
What do doctors do?
We’re asking clinicians how they identify cancer recurrence and progression. We’ll then program a computer to mimic the decisions that they make.
What does a patient’s journey look like?
We’re scrutinising the sequence of events that follow on from a primary diagnosis and looking for patterns in the way recurrence and progression events develop.
How likely is recurrence or progression?
We’re looking at patients’ data to see what features are associated with recurrences or progressions and what features are associated with a clean bill of health.
Who we are
We intend to broadcast our methods and findings in high-impact academic journals and conferences, as the project progresses. Below, are some of the academic publications associated with this work-stream.
Scroll down to Public Engagement Work to see what we are doing to broadcast this work to the public at large.
We believe that research is ultimately for the benefit of everyone. We’re getting involved with you, the public, through a range of events and media. Have a look below to see what we’re up to.