Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment in symptomatic cancer associated with poorer outcomes? Systematic review
RD Neal, P Tharmanathan, B France, NU Din, S Cotton, J Fallon-Ferguson, W Hamilton, A Hendry, M Hendry, R Lewis, U Macleod, ED Mitchell, M Pickett, T Rai, K Shaw, N Stuart, ML Torring, C Wilkinson, B Williams, N Williams Show all
British Journal of Cancer | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
Awarded by Cancer Research UK
The original study and the update were funded by Cancer Research UK (grants C8350/A8870 and C8350/A17915, through EDAG-Early Diagnosis Advisory Group). RDN also receives funding from Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. We thank other members of the ABC-DEEP consortium who did not contribute directly to this review but gave valuable advice throughout the study. We also thank others who contributed to the original review. We also thank staff at Cancer Research UK for their support and feedback throughout the review. Last, we thank Emma Kennerley for administrative support. We acknowledge that two of the co-authors (RDN and MLT) were also authors of papers included in the review. These papers were independently assessed by other members of the research team. The updated review registered with PROSPERO (http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROS-PERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42014006301).