Assessing patients at risk of symptomatic-but-as-yet-undiagnosed cancer in primary care using information from patient records

Br J Cancer. 2020 Jun;122(12):1729-1731. doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0828-4. Epub 2020 Apr 15.


Evidence arising from primary care electronic health records can help to assess the risk of symptomatic-but-as-yet-undiagnosed cancer. Existing evidence and methodological innovations in this field of study hold further promise for improving the diagnostic process and achieving earlier diagnosis in cancer patients.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Primary Health Care*