Continuity and Detection of cancer in Primary Care (CaDoc-PC) is a retrospective cohort study (using the General Practice Research Database) investigating whether seeing the same general practitioner promotes the earlier diagnosis of breast, lung and/or colorectal cancer in adults.
It is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, funded by Cancer Research UK (C41384/A13266). The research team comprises Dr Matthew Ridd (PI), Professor Willie Hamilton, Professor Chris Salisbury and Dr Alan Montgomery.
Matthew J Ridd, Diana L Santos Ferreira, Alan A Montgomery, Chris Salisbury, William Hamilton. Continuity of general practitioner and diagnosis of breast, colorectal and lung cancer: electronic medical records study. British Journal General Practice 2015; 65 (634): e305-e311. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X684829 (http://bjgp.org/content/65/634/e305)
Does seeing the same doctor effect how quickly your colorectal cancer is diagnosed? North American Primary Care Research Group conference, New Orleans, 4 December 2012.
Does seeing the same doctor effect how quickly breast, colorectal or lung cancer is diagnosed? Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting, Nottingham, 3 July 2013.
Does seeing the same doctor effect how quickly breast, colorectal or lung cancer is diagnosed? Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI) Annual Conference, Cambridge, 15 April 2013.
Does seeing the same doctor effect how quickly breast, colorectal or lung cancer is diagnosed? South West meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care, Southampton, 7/8 March 2013
For more information contact Dr Matthew Ridd.