Welcome to the Cancer Group at the Primary Care Unit
The Cancer Group is headed by Dr Fiona Walter.
As part of the Primary Care Unit, we are a team of multi-disciplinary researchers who focus our research on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and follow-up, mainly in the community and primary care setting.
We are interested in all cancer types: our current work focuses on understanding patient pathways and interventions to improve diagnosis of the skin cancer melanoma, oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic, brain, lung and colorectal cancer. We are interested in developing strategies to prevent or detect cancer earlier using new biomarkers, technological devices, smartphones and clinical decision support. We also have new work using risk stratified approaches and genetic advances into primary care cancer detection.
Our flagship international research and education programme, the CanTest Collaborative, funded by Cancer Research UK’s first Catalyst award, launches in April 2017.
During the course of our research we work closely with other groups across the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre and the eastern region. We also work with a number of universities across the UK and internationally, and have a parallel programme of research on cancer screening early diagnosis and follow-up care with the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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