I have developed an interest and expertise in the estimation of population-based net survival from cancer which can be estimated by a non-parametric (a weighted Kaplan-Meier) and a parametric (employing restricted cubic splines) method. The latter is a great research tool for exploring and visualising various aspects of the population-based survival experience of cancer patients. I have brought this methodology into an incidence surveillance setting—rates of skin cancer in kidney transplant recipients — to present trends in excess incidence over time in a more dynamic and transparent way than Standardised Incidence Ratios.
For the UKIACR (United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries), I have produced a ‘worked examples’ appendix to a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP): Guidelines on Population Based Cancer Survival Analysis. The worked examples of NI cancer data compare the estimation of net or relative survival using four Stata programs (stns, strel, stpm2, strs) that implement different approaches. I have been involved in drafting the SOP, taking on suggestions from international experts in the area.
From February 2013-December 2014, I have worked half-time with Professor Michel Coleman in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on the CONCORD 2 project which is the largest-ever study to compare cancer survival between 64 countries across the globe. I got great experience in estimating net survival in a global context (see publication below in Lancet Oncology).
The effect of clinical and tumour factors on prognosis after contralateral breast cancer in Northern Ireland
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
- Early online date
Insights into the factors associated with achieving the preference of home death in terminal cancer: A national population-based study
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
“Global trends in survival from hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma 1995-2009: analysis of 578,740 patients from 187 population-based registries in 36 countries (CONCORD-2).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-3288
BMJ Publishing Group
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 9.82 SJR 7.44 SNIP 3.832
ISSNs: 0959-8049, 1879-0852
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0852
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 6.01 SJR 2.963 SNIP 1.987
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.62 SJR 1.557 SNIP 1.221
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-360X
Oxford University Press
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ISSNs: 0923-7534, 1569-8041
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1569-8041
Oxford University Press
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 8.97 SJR 5.599 SNIP 3.46
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Activity: Membership › Membership of external research organisation
Activity: Consultancy, business and community engagement › Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities