Optimising cancer pathways

Pathways for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with cancer are complex. Cancer care information is held in different sites, making a holistic view to care challenging. We visualise the different routes to diagnosis and treatment, and quantify the burden to the healthcare system.  This provides a more complete understanding of the opportunities for introducing innovation and improvement into cancer care resulting in better outcomes for patients and more efficient services.

Case Studies

Cervical screening and HPV testing: Opportunities for rapid tests

We explored the use of a rapid, on-demand human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Interviews with UK experts revealed that a co-located, on-demand HPV test following cytology could reduce the time to cervical screening results by up to a week, with a near-patient primary HPV test followed by cytology triage could radically change the testing paradigm. A follow-up tool we built in Excel was used to understand cervical screening burden and HPV testing across Europe.

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Publications

News

Aquarius Population Health presents the breast cancer diagnostic pathway at ISPOR Milan - Dr Elisabeth Adams, will present “Mapping the diagnostic pathway for breast cancer in England and comparison to Europe” at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Milan 7 – 11 November, 2015.
Rapid on-demand testing of HPV and cervical cancer prevention: IPV Conference in Lisbon - Aquarius Population Health will be presenting European screening programmes outcomes and opportunities for rapid HPV testing in the UK at the 2015 HPV conference in Lisbon. http://www.hpv2015.org