PHE has the most comprehensive collection of cancer data in the world. This blog gives an oversight of how it is gathered and used.
Lucy Elliss-Brookes is the Head of Cancer Analysis at the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service in Public Health England. She has worked in cancer intelligence for eighteen years and currently leads a team of highly skilled cancer analysts and managers responsible for measuring cancer outcomes across England and the UK, supporting national public health and healthcare policies aimed at reducing mortality from cancer.
One of her most significant achievements has been the creation and development of the Routes to Diagnosis study – a big data project that algorithmically links data from different sources to assign patients to different healthcare pathways to a cancer diagnosis. Ground breaking for its evolving policy and research implications, particularly in the early diagnosis field, this project remains unsurpassed internationally.
Lucy has presented nationally and internationally on many aspects of her work, with a focus on demonstrating the positive impact that cancer intelligence can have on patient care. She is also enabling and supporting a range of cancer epidemiology projects involving Public Health England analysis staff and academic partners, as well as establishing analytical partnerships with a number of cancer charities.
This week we publish our 5th update to “Routes to Diagnosis”, the foundation of England’s efforts to improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with cancer. This publication is particularly relevant as we now have ten years’ worth of data to examine, …
This week marks the 4th update to “Routes to Diagnosis”, a key part of England’s efforts to improve cancer survival.
Last week we were in Manchester for the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service’s (NCRAS) annual Cancer Data and Outcomes Conference. The conference was a huge success and we welcomed over 400 delegates from 160 different organisations. The two-day event saw …
Last week Cancer Research UK released a press release showing that bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening. This used new PHE data that, for the first time, …
Today we published new data showing the different diagnosis routes for people with cancer. We have used the latest available data to produce an extensive set of results for over 2 million patients diagnosed with cancer between 2006 and 2013. …
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