Research Round-up – November 2018 – Yoryos Lyratzopoulos
Please note this episode was recorded in London at University College and there are some audio quality issues within the recording. Professor Jon Emery sits down with Professor Yoryos Lyratzopoulos, Professor of Cancer Healthcare Epidemiology and lead of the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) group. Both Prof Emery and Prof Lyratzopoulous are part of CanTest – a five year programme of funding from Cancer Research UK, where international primary care cancer researchers investigate ways of developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests into GP surgeries. Professor Lyratzopoulos discusses his recently published article looking at the relationship between the diagnosis of cancer through emergency presentations and sociodemographic inequalities. Jon and Yoryos discuss why emergency presentations are important in cancer control, whether improvements have been made and what patient and health system factors contribute to this issue.