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Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study (2017)
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Howell, D., Smith, A., Appleton, S., Bagguley, T., Macleod, U., Cook, G., …Roman, E. (2017). Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study. British journal of haematology, 177(1), 67-71 . https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.14513

Prompt cancer diagnosis may align UK survival with European averages. We examined the impact of route to diagnosis on survival for multiple myeloma patients diagnosed 2012–2013 using data from our population-based patient cohort that links to nationa... Read More about Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study.

Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review (2015)
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Chen, H., Nicolson, D. J., MacLeod, U., Allgar, V., Dalgliesh, C., & Johnson, M. (2016). Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 30(5), 434-445. doi:10.1177/0269216315602590

© SAGE Publications. Background: Cancer patients in lower socioeconomic groups are significantly less likely to die at home and experience more barriers to access to palliative care. It is unclear whether receiving palliative care may mediate the eff... Read More about Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.

The expanding role of primary care in cancer control (2015)
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Rubin, G., Berendsen, A., Crawford, S. M., Dommett, R., Earle, C., Emery, J., …Zimmermann, C. (2015). The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. The lancet oncology, 16(12), 1231-1272 . https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045%2815%2900205-3

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The nature of cancer control is changing, with an increasing emphasis, fuelled by public and political demand, on prevention, early diagnosis, and patient experience during and after treatment. At the same time, primary care is i... Read More about The expanding role of primary care in cancer control.

Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences (2015)
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Dikomitis, L., Green, T., & Macleod, U. (2015). Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences. Primary health care research & development, 16(6), 548-555. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423615000109

Aim: The purpose of this evaluation was to obtain views from general practitioners (GPs) who piloted the electronic risk assessment tools (eRATs) for suspected lung or colorectal cancer. We wanted to find out whether GPs were able to integrate these... Read More about Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences.

Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers (2009)
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Macleod, U., Burgess, C., Macdonald, S., Mitchell, E. D., & Ramirez, A. J. (2009). Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers. The British journal of cancer / Cancer Research Campaign, 101(S2), (S92-S101). doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605398. ISSN 0007-0920

Background:It has been suggested that the known poorer survival from cancer in the United Kingdom, compared with other European countries, can be attributed to more advanced cancer stage at presentation. There is, therefore, a need to understand the... Read More about Risk factors for delayed presentation and referral of symptomatic cancer: Evidence for common cancers.

Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study (2008)
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Smith, S. M., Campbell, N. C., MacLeod, U., Lee, A. J., Raja, A., Wyke, S., …Nicolson, M. C. (2009). Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study. Thorax, 64(6), 523-531. doi:10.1136/thx.2008.096560

Objectives: To determine what factors are associated with the time people take to consult with symptoms of lung cancer, with a focus on those from rural and socially deprived areas. Methods: A cross-sectional quantitative interview survey was perform... Read More about Factors contributing to the time taken to consult with symptoms of lung cancer: A cross-sectional study.