Opportunity for Health Data Analyst / Scientist – now closed

Opportunity for Health Data Analyst / Scientist – now closed

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the use of population-level data by scientists involved in cancer research. This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team of cancer analysts and develop your skills in data science. You should be a good communicator, able to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholders.

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Cancer Analysis Project Manager – now closed

Cancer Analysis Project Manager – now closed

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the use of population-level data in cancer analysis. This is an exciting opportunity to project manage the development and improvement of the analytical processes related to the National Cancer Audits. You should be a good communicator, able to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholders.

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Blog: The IACR and NAACCR Conference, Vancouver 2019

Blog: The IACR and NAACCR Conference, Vancouver 2019

The joint International Association of Cancer Registries and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries conference 2019, Vancouver written by Cong Chen The IACR is an organisation based in France which coordinates cancer registration practices and rules...

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Cancer Data Internships 2019

Cancer Data Internships 2019

  What is the opportunity? We are offering up to five internships working on data collected by the largest cancer registry in the world. You will have the opportunity to...

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The Simulacrum is launched

The Simulacrum is launched

This new database revolutionises the way scientists and researchers investigating cancer analyse the disease. The Simulacrum, so called because it artificially simulates real data about cancer without any risk of individual patients being identified, is a breakthrough...

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HDI: annual symposium

HDI: annual symposium

In November 2018, HDI held its annual symposium. Once again the teams excelled themselves by showing the projects they’ve been working on. This years’ hot topics included looking at ways to use primary care prescription data to find people who might be suspected of...

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Interns enjoy their summer at HDI

Interns enjoy their summer at HDI

The interns who came to spend the summer with HDI this year found their time enjoyable and worthwhile, as you can see from the video below: https://vimeo.com/235156938  

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“Index of Suspicion” has received a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award

“Index of Suspicion” has received a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award

HDI has been awarded a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award for research to improve the early diagnosis of cancer using machine learning and computer-based inference algorithms. We will analyse very large linked and unlinked datasets to ask:

1) Is it possible to identify patterns in medication given prior to the diagnosis of cancer and other data to derive an “index of suspicion” that a patient is at increased likelihood of developing subsequent cancer?

for different types of cancer; our suspicion is that the index may be most valuable for patients with cancers that present with vague symptoms – e.g. pancreatic, ovarian, stomach or brain cancer.
for different stages of presentation of the same cancer: for example, can we use the index to help identify common cancers at an earlier stage when they would have a better prognosis?
2) Using the index of suspicion derived in 1), can we risk-stratify patients in the unlinked prescription data to identify those who might be most at risk of developing a particular cancer?

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