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Two publications from the Department's cancer diagnostics researchers are featured in the British Journal of General Practice's most read research articles of 2018.

The British Journal of General Practice has announced their most read research of articles of 2018 in a Twitter thread.

The paper 'Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis' (Brian D Nicholson, William Hamilton, Jack O’Sullivan, Paul Aveyard and Richard Hobbs) was listed at number four:


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No. 4 – Weight loss as a predictor of cancer – Coding for unintended weight loss in the general practice record is associated with a >3% likelihood of a cancer diagnosis in patients ≥60 years @BrianDNicholson @BoomboomchiefsT @DrJackOsullivan

— BJGP (@BJGPjournal) February 7, 2019

'Early detection of multiple myeloma in primary care using blood tests: a case–control study in primary care' (Constantinos Koshiaris, Ann Van den Bruel, Jason L Oke, Brian D Nicholson, Elizabeth Shephard, Mick Braddick and William Hamilton) was the sixth most read article last year:


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No. 6 – Simple blood tests to detect rare cancer – Plasma viscosity and ESR are better for ruling in and out the diagnosis of multiple myeloma than C-reactive protein @constantinos989 @annvdbruel @oke_jason @BrianDNicholson @BoomboomchiefsT @braddick_mick

— BJGP (@BJGPjournal) February 7, 2019


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