Fiona M Walter
University of Cambridge
Publications 213
#1Peter Murchie (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 21
#2Judith Masthoff (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 23
Last.Alison McDonald (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 18
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Melanoma is common; 15,906 people in the UK were diagnosed with melanoma in 2015 and incidence has increased fivefold in 30 years. Melanoma affects old and young people, with poor prognosis once metastatic. UK guidelines recommend people treated for cutaneous melanoma receive extended outpatient, hospital follow up to detect recurrence or new primaries. Such follow up of the growing population of melanoma survivors is burdensome for both individuals and health services. Follow up is important si...
#1Fiona M Walter (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 34
#2Matthew Thompson (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 32
Last.Jon Emery (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 42
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Background Novel diagnostic triage and testing strategies to support early detection of cancer could improve clinical outcomes. Most apparently promising diagnostic tests ultimately fail because of inadequate performance in real-world, low prevalence populations such as primary care or general community populations. They should therefore be systematically evaluated before implementation to determine whether they lead to earlier detection, are cost-effective, and improve patient safety and qualit...
#1Silvia C Mendonca (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 7
#2Gary A. Abel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 30
Last.Georgios Lyratzopoulos (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 35
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Cancer Research UK / National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative Project Grant No. C18081/A17854; Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship No. C18081/A18180
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#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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#1Luke J. McGeoch (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Catherine L. Saunders (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 10
Last.Juliet A. Usher-Smith (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 15
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening reduces CRC incidence and mortality. Risk models based on phenotypic variables have relatively good discrimination in external validation and may improve efficiency of screening. Models incorporating genetic variables may perform better. In this review we updated our previous review by searching Medline and EMBASE from the end date of that review (January 2014) to February 2019 to identify models incorporating at least one single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) an...
#1Yin Zhou (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
#2Marije A van Melle (University of Cambridge)
Last.Fiona M Walter (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 34
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Objectives In urological cancers, sex disparity exists for survival, with women doing worse than men. Suboptimal evaluation of presenting symptoms may contribute. Design We performed a systematic review examining factors affecting the quality of the diagnostic process of patients presenting with symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer. Data sources We searched Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library from 1 January 2000 to 13 June 2019. Eligible criteria We focused on one of the six domains of qual...
#1O.T. Jones (University of Cambridge)
#2L.C. Jurascheck (University of Cambridge)
Last.Fiona M Walter (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 34
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#1Samuel W D Merriel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 3
#2Victoria Hardy (University of Cambridge)
Last.Willie Hamilton (University of Exeter)H-Index: 59
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Abstract Objective To identify and characterize patient-centered outcomes (PCOs) relating to multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) and MRI-guided biopsy as diagnostic tests for possible prostate cancer. Methods Medline via OVID, EMBASE, PsycInfo, and the Cochrane Central register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched for relevant articles. Hand searching of reference lists and snowballing techniques were performed. Studies of mpMRI and MRI-guided biopsy that measured any PCO were included. There we...
#1Jennifer Moodley (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
#2Suzanne Scott ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 19
Last.Fiona M Walter (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 34
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Background Measuring factors influencing time to presentation is important in developing and evaluating interventions to promote timely cancer diagnosis, yet there is a lack of validated, culturally relevant measurement tools. This study aimed to develop and validate the African Women Awareness of CANcer (AWACAN) tool to measure awareness of breast and cervical cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Methods Development of the AWACAN tool followed 4 steps: 1) Item generation based on existing measur...