SCRIS: An update on the Scottish Cancer Registration and Intelligence Service

Public Health Scotland webinar, SCRIS: How data is helping support improved cancer care services in Scotland’, took place on the 18 January 2021 and featured presentations from speakers involved in the implementation, delivery and use of the SCRIS project. Full details on the PHS website. Watch the presentations again: Professor Aileen Keel CBE – SCRIS: […]

Evidence Update – Covid-19 in patients with Thoracic Malignancies

Speciality Trainee in Medical Oncology Dr Ashley Pheely gives an update on some recent evidence about Covid-19 in patients with cancer TERAVOLT STUDY- COVID-19 in patients with thoracic malignancies (TERAVOLT): first results of an international, registry-based, cohort study M Garassino et al Background: initial data released in March 2020 from Wuhan, China suggested that patients with […]


PhD student in Health Economics and Cancer Data Science Giovanni Tramonti has produced an implementation of the NHS Predict decision tool for batch processing. Available on the R CRAN. https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/nhs.predict/index.html

A natural experiment using Real World Data

Estimating the effectiveness of chemotherapy in breast cancer Half of breast cancers are in women over the age of 65, but the average age in trials is closer to 50 and only very fit and healthy women are typically eligible for trials. It is unknown if chemotherapy benefits seen in clinical trials are the same […]

What is cancer informatics?

Information technology plays a key role in fighting cancer through a growing field called cancer informatics. Cancer informatics is where information science, computer science and health care intersect. It’s about acquiring, storing and using information about cancer most thoroughly and efficiently. Its tools include computers, clinical guidelines, and information and communication systems. It uses information […]

The Edinburgh Cancer Informatics Programme

We are using data to help patients at front line of NHS cancer care The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre and the Edinburgh Cancer Centre are working together to use data and information systems in new ways. The Edinburgh Cancer Centre provides comprehensive cancer care for the South East Scotland Cancer Network, serving patients within the 4 regional Health Boards – NHS Lothian, NHS […]

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