Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Opportunities for earlier diagnosis of gastro-intestinal cancers

Using primary care, secondary care, routes to diagnosis and cancer registration data we are examining symptomatic presentations during the months before a cancer diagnosis in order to understand if there are opportunities for earlier diagnosis, focusing in particular on emergency presentations. We are also examining patient and health-care related factors evaluating possible inequalities in early diagnosis. 

This research is funded by a Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Advisory Group Project grant (2014-2016) and BMA TP Gunton grant awarded to Dr Cristina Renzi (2016-2018).

Principal investigator: Dr Cristina Renzi

Contact: Dr Cristina Renzi(c.renzi@ucl.ac.uk)