David Weller
University of Edinburgh
Publications 235
#1David WellerH-Index: 40
#2M. D. Peake (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 1
Last.John K. Field (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 65
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Survival from lung cancer has seen only modest improvements in recent decades. Poor outcomes are linked to late presentation, yet early diagnosis can be challenging as lung cancer symptoms are common and non-specific. In this paper, we examine how lung cancer presents in primary care and review roles for primary care in reducing the burden from this disease. Reducing rates of smoking remains, by far, the key strategy, but primary care practitioners (PCPs) should also be pro-active in raising awa...
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#1Karolis Zienius (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 3
#2Ip Chak-Lam (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
Last.Paul M. Brennan (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 2
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Background Brain tumour patients see their primary care doctor on average three or more times before diagnosis, so there may be an opportunity to identify ‘at risk’ patients earlier. Suspecting a brain tumour diagnosis is difficult because brain tumour-related symptoms are typically non-specific.
#1Annemieke Bikker (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 11
#2Sara Macdonald (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 14
Last.MacleodUna (Hull York Medical School)H-Index: 24
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#1Victoria White (Deakin University)H-Index: 39
#2Rebecca Bergin (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 3
Last.David Weller (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 40
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#1Colin McCowan (St And: University of St Andrews)H-Index: 28
#2Paula McSkimming (Robertson Centre for Biostatistics)H-Index: 5
Last.Kathryn A. Robb (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 22
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We investigated demographic and clinical predictors of lower participation in bowel screening relative to breast and cervical screening. Data linkage study of routinely collected clinical data from 430,591 women registered with general practices in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board. Participation in the screening programmes was measured by attendance at breast or cervical screening or the return of a bowel screening kit. 72.6% of 159,993 women invited attended breast screening, 80.7% of 3...
#1Ian Banks (European CanCer Organisation)H-Index: 7
#2David Weller (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 40
Last.Lynda Wyld (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Background ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to cancer patients. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. This paper concerns the integration of primary care into care for all cancers in Europe. Primary care integration • Primary care professionals play major roles in the diagnosis of cancer and care of cance...
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Last.Christine CampbellH-Index: 19
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#1Marie Louise Tørring (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 12
Last.Peter Vedsted (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 38
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#1Diana Sarfati (University of Otago)H-Index: 23
#2Rachel Dyer (University of Otago)H-Index: 2
Last.James HospedalesH-Index: 1
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Summary Cancer is a leading cause of death in small island nations and is forecast to increase substantially over the coming years. Governments, regional agencies, and health services of these nations face daunting challenges, including small and fragile economies, unequal distribution of resources, weak or fragmented health services, small population sizes that make sustainable workforce and service development problematic, and the unavailability of specialised cancer services to large parts of...
#1David Weller (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 40