Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


ECHO (Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare & Outcomes)

The ECHO research group is a multi-disciplinary team established in 2015. We contribute to global efforts to control the increasing burden of neoplastic disease through research.

Our research spans the examination of:

Diagnostic intervals and pathways

Potentially avoidable delays in the diagnosis of symptomatic patients with underlying (as-yet-undiagnosed) cancer, and the understanding of responsible mechanisms

Prodromal symptoms of cancer

Understanding the predictive value of presenting symptoms and tests for cancer and other consequential illness in patients consulting in primary care

Variation in cancer health care

Analysing differences in cancer diagnosis and treatment between patients and healthcare organisations, in England and other countries, to target interventions.

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We collaborate with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, the University of Exeter, the University of Leicester, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The University of Melbourne, The University of Oxford, and the University of Surrey.

Our work is chiefly supported by research grants or studentships by Cancer Research UK, the National Institute for Health Research, and Health Data Research UK.