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CANcer Diagnosis Decision rules (CANDID)

What does the study involve?

Practices can identify potential participants in two ways:

1. Opportunistically by the GP or Nurse Practitioner during consultation, taking approximately 20 minutes.
2. Monthly mail out letters of invitation from a search of the practice database taking approximately 1.5 hours.

GPs and Nurse Practitioners will be asked to:

1. Ask eligible patients to give informed consent
2. Collect clinical information using a standardised internet-based form (CRF)
3. Ask patients to complete a web based questionnaire at home (or provide paper copy & SAE if preferable)
4. Ask willing patients to provide blood or saliva samples (including for genetic analysis)
5. Fax paperwork to the research team
6. Two years after recruitment we will also ask participating practices to perform a notes review of about 15 minutes duration for each patient recruited.

Some documents have been added below to help aid recruitment:

1. CANDID Protocol
2. CANDID Tips for Recruitment
3. CANDID Quick Glance Instructions & Eligibility Criteria


Please see our new recruitment video for hints and tips for recruiting to the CANDID study.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please get in touch with the study team using the details on the contact us page.

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