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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Lemmon to the role of health economist within CORECT-R. Elizabeth will work on both Scottish and English datasets, and will also coordinate the health economics work stream in conjunction with Dr Peter Hall. Elizabeth recently completed her PhD studies in Economics at the University of Stirling,…
The Edinburgh CORECT-R team have successfully applied to the Scottish Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health for bowel cancer data relating to Scottish patients. The focus of this initial application is our health economics workstream. Given rising healthcare costs, and the financial pressures on the NHS, information on the cost of cancer is keenly…
We have a Data Sharing Contract (ODR1516_369) with Public Health England (PHE) and use de-personalised data for bowel cancer research. In recent months our Patient-Public Group has worked with PHE on the wording that goes into publications and reports to acknowledge the source of the data. This has produced a simple yet comprehensive acknowledgement: “This…
The Health Foundation, in collaboration with Professor Sir Mike Richards, has published an assessment of efforts to improve cancer services in England over almost two decades. It is titled “Unfinished business. An assessment of the national approach to improving cancer services in England 1995–2015”. It contains quotes from BCI UK’s leader, Professor Eva Morris, and…
Professor Eva Morris is speaking at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference which is being held in Glasgow this week. Professor Morris, along with experts from Health Data Research UK, The University of Edinburgh and The University of Bristol, will be providing an overview of the use of data science in cancer risk assessment, prevention, screening, early diagnosis…
One of BCI UK’s research fellows, Dr Becky Birch, has won the prestigious Niall O’Higgins Award! The Niall O’Higgins Abstracts Symposium consisted of the eight best abstracts submitted to the 38th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Therefore, simply being in the symposium was a mark of success. Judged on its hypothesis, methods, and…
BCI UK Research Fellows will be presenting at the 38th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology this week in Budapest. The overarching theme of the Congress is ‘better outcome with innovative surgery’ and the three day scientific programme will attract leading scientific and surgical experts. In the ‘Niall O’Higgins Best Abstracts Symposium’ Dr Becky…
Professor Eva Morris will be speaking at the ECCO (European CanCer Organisation) Summit in Vienna next week. She is one of the panellists in the Big Data – who’s in charge? session. This promises to be a lively debate of whether Big Data research should be government-led or follow a more shared, distributed model. The Summit brings together…
Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK (BCI UK) has started tweeting! Please follow @BCI_UK to learn about our work. We will be tweeting team achievements, upcoming events, new blog posts and other news.
A member of our team, Dr Nick Burr, has won a prize for his presentation at the recent British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) meeting in Liverpool. Entitled, “A Study of Post Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer (PCCRC) in England” his talk examined the wide variation in colorectal cancer rates after a colonoscopy and explored possible explanations. Nick’s…