Cancer Research Group
A multidisciplinary group working with clinicians researchers and patients to improve pathways to cancer diagnosis.
A major focus of the group is building interdisciplinary teams to deliver projects with impact and direct patient benefit. To achieve this the cancer research group works closely with researchers from other disciplines and institutions, NHS commissioners, colleagues providing diagnostics and cancer care in the hospital setting, patients, and cancer charities.
This multidisciplinary approach enables the team to use the most appropriate research methodologies to address pressing research questions that have arisen out of direct clinical care. This means the group are involved in qualitative projects with patients and clinicians, big data projects using routinely collected health records data, prospective studies collecting new data about novel interventions, health service development projects within the NHS, and projects to synthesise available published evidence.
We link with researchers in several other research groups within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences: