19 March 2014

Cancer diagnosis via emergency presentation study

    Una Macleod, Steven Oliver, Rhian Gabe and Miriam Johnson with colleagues from Durham and Leeds have been awarded a project grant of £340,000 by Cancer Research UK to investigate the pathway to diagnosis for patients who are diagnosed with lung and colorectal cancer via an emergency presentation.

    The purpose of the 'Empress' study is to identify and understand the reasons for this type of presentation, which is known to result in poorer survival.

    This award has been made with funding from the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI). The study is a case control study and will be carried out in Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.