How the UK can improve cancer diagnosis

After five years of research involving cancer diagnosis experts from six UK universities, researchers have made a number of recommendations on how the UK can improve the early diagnosis of cancer.

The Discovery Programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), encompassed several studies that looked at different aspects of the patient journey to a cancer diagnosis. These have shown that the UK can improve cancer diagnosis in several ways including by:

  • improving patient awareness campaigns

  • bringing patients into the decision making process when GPs are considering investigation for possible cancer
  • supplying GPs with data and decision support tools to give them the potential to be more proactive and cancer aware.

You can read more about the Programme

More articles     Posted on: 03 June 2015