Br J Cancer 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
University of Exeter Medical School, College of Medicine & Health, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, UK.
Background: Expediting cancer diagnosis may be achieved by targeted decreases in referral thresholds to increase numbers of patients referred for urgent investigation.
Methods: Clinical Practice Research Datalink data from England for 150,921 adults aged ≥40 were used to identify participants with features of possible cancer equating to risk thresholds ≥1%, ≥2% or ≥3% for breast, lung, colorectal, oesophago-gastric, pancreatic, renal, bladder, prostatic, ovarian, endometrial and laryngeal cancers.
Results: The mean age of participants was 60 (SD 13) years, with 73,643 males (49%). Read More