|Title:||The BRAin tumour Early Detection study|
|Project Description:||We know that brain tumours can be difficult for doctors to recognise early because the symptoms can also be caused by other conditions.
By talking to patients who have just been given a brain tumour diagnosis we hope to improve our understanding of what happens to patients from when they first notice things don’t ‘feel right’, or start to feel unwell, to being diagnosed. This will help us develop ways to raise public awareness of important signs and symptoms and support GPs to recognise possible symptoms earlier.
|Start date:||1st November 2015|
|End date:||31st October 2017|
|Contact person:||Dr Fiona Walter|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
Strangeways Research Laboratory
2 Worts Causeway
Telephone: 01223 748694
|Collaborative:||Principal Investigator: Dr Fiona Walter, University of Cambridge
Co-Investigator: Dr Alexis Joannides, University of Cambridge
Researcher: Clarissa Penfold
Collaborators: Mr Andrew Brodbelt, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust; Professor Willie Hamilton, University of Exeter; Mr Michael Jenkinson, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust; Mr Stephen Price, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Colin Watts, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Patient & Public Involvement: Joyce Bell, Margaret Johnson
|Funding Organisation:||The Brain Tumour Charity|
|Funding Reference:||Adult brain tumour diagnostic pathway|
|Further Information, References and Publications|
|• Scott SE, Penfold C, Saji S, Curtis S, Watts C, Hamilton W, Joannides A, Walter FM. ‘It was nothing that you would think was anything’: Qualitative analysis of appraisal and help seeking for changes preceding brain cancer diagnosis. PLoS ONE, 2019; 14(3):e0213599. Published online 2019 Mar 22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213599.
• Walter FM, Penfold C, Joannides A, Saji S, Johnson M, Watts C, Brodbelt A, Jenkinson MD, Price SJ, Hamilton W, Scott SE. Missed opportunities for diagnosing brain tumours in primary care? Findings from a qualitative study. Brit J Gen Pract, 2019 Apr;69(681):e224-235. doi:10.3399/bjgp19X701861.