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The University of Southampton
Primary Care



Our Cancer research work focusses on:

Early identification of patients at risk of cancer in the primary care setting.

Paul Little leads a large team on the CANDID programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research with the aim of finding out which symptoms and signs are the most predictive for a diagnosis of lung or bowel cancer. Geraldine Leydon, Lucy Brindle (from Health Sciences) with Paul Little, Catherine Woods and others lead the Cancer Research UK CATRIC study to enhance how GPs communicate with their patients when referring them for diagnostic tests/referrals when symptoms are indicative of a POSsible CANcer. 

Improving the support available to people living with and beyond cancer. Paul Little leads the NIHR funded CLASP Programme with Adam Geraghty, Beth Stuart, Geraldine Leydon and a large team based in Psychology. The programme aims to develop and trial an online digital supportive intervention for people living with and beyond cancer. Geraldine Leydon led the NIHR funded and Dimbleby Cancer Care funded SPEaK programme to understand the delivery and use of Cancer Helpline support.

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