New approaches to cancer diagnostics, from bench to primary care

Chair: Fiona Walter, University of Cambridge, UK
Speaker: Richard Neal, University of Leeds, UK
Speaker: Steve Pereira, University College London, UK
Speaker: Jon Emery, University of Melbourne, Australia


Room: Carron

Testing for cancer has largely been the province of specialist care, and services are under considerable strain. As most UK patients initially present in primary care, it is logical to make this the setting for most testing activity, although the feasibility, acceptability, safety and cost-effectiveness of many existing and innovative tests and diagnostic approaches need to be proven. The speakers will discuss recent advances in the development, evaluation and delivery of investigations within a community setting to provide a more timely provisional diagnosis (or exclusion of) cancer. Participants will gain an understanding of new approaches to cancer diagnostics and their evaluation for use in a community setting.