Symptoms and patient factors associated with longer time to diagnosis for colorectal cancer: results from a prospective cohort study
Fiona M Walter, Jon D Emery, Silvia Mendonca, Nicola Hall, Helen C Morris, Katie Mills, Christina Dobson, Clare Bankhead, Margaret Johnson, Gary A Abel, Matthew D Rutter, William Hamilton, Greg P Rubin
British Journal of Cancer | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research programme
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research
We thank all the patients who contributed to this study and the public representatives in the study team for their valuable contributions to the project: Sue Ballard, Victor Boulter and Margaret Johnson. We thank the clinical teams, research nurses and clinic administrators at the participating hospitals: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Mr Miller, Dr Cameron, Kathy Restarick and Debbie Hugh; North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - Dr Rutter, Sue Kelsey and Debbie Whetter; County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - Dr Cundell, Jill Deane and Gill Horner. Finally, we acknowledge the contribution to the research presented in this paper made by members of the Discovery Programme Steering Committee: Roger Jones (chair), Jon Banks, Alison Clutterbuck, Ardiana Gjini, Joanne Hartland, Maire Justice, Jenny Knowles, Richard Neal and Peter Rose. This study presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (RP-PG-0608-10045). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the National Institute for Health Research or the Department of Health.