With more people than ever being diagnosed with cancer, there is a need to understand the current population of those living with and beyond cancer.
Lucy Young is a senior cancer analyst in the partnership between Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service and NHS London’s Transforming Cancer Services Team. She leads on analytical projects with a particular focus on the delivery of cancer intelligence to NHS stakeholders in London. Projects led on include investigations of time delays in the diagnostic pathway for colorectal, lung and prostate cancers; the pre-diagnostic imaging pathway for lung cancer; creating Practice Profiles Plus; analysis of the variation in cancer incidence by ethnicity; and the prevalence of cancer in England. Lucy has presented aspects of this work at both national and international conferences.
Prior to joining the NCRAS-TCST partnership, Lucy worked as a senior epidemiologist. Her role included analysing and forecasting epidemiological trends, risk factors and the effects of the pharmaceutical market on a wide range of diseases, including a number of cancers. Lucy graduated from King’s College London with a Master’s of Public Health in Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Science.
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