Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

The ECHO research group is a multi-disciplinary team established in 2015, dedicated to understanding variations in intervals and pathways to the diagnosis of cancer, cancer outcomes, and cancer patient experience. 

Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare & Outcomes

Our research spans several lines of enquiry:

  • Examining patient and healthcare factors responsible for diagnostic delay before or after presentation, signals of missed diagnostic opportunities and variation in treatment patterns. 
  • Describing variation in cancer patient experience and ways by which it can be measured more effectively
  • Analysing inequalities (between patients and healthcare organisations) to reveal potential responsible mechanisms to better target public health or healthcare interventions

Current collaborations include the University of Cambridge, University of Newcastle, University of Exeter, University of Leeds, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Surrey, Public Health England.

Our work is supported by Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, the BMA TP Gunton grant, and the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis.


This group is led by Professor Yoryos Lyratzopoulos: y.lyratzopoulos@ucl.ac.uk.


Ongoing research projects

Completed PhD projects

Publications - Yoryos Lyratzopoulos

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