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A research paper on Cancer co-authored by members of the School for Primary Care Research has won 'Research Paper of the Year' award by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The paper “Preferences for cancer investigation: a vignette-based study of primary-care attendees” was published in The Lancet Oncology in 2014 and highlighted public preference for testing and investigation for cancer even at low levels of risk. 

Authors: Jonathan Banks, Sandra Hollinghurst, Lin Bigwood, Tim Peters, Fiona Walter and Willie Hamilton 

Read the RCGP press release.

Fiona Walter is the SPCR training lead for the University of Cambridge. Sandra Hollinghurst received funding for a study looking at the relationship between multimorbidity and use of health care resources in the UK. She also co-supervises SPCR trainee Mairead Murphy. Willie Hamilton convened the School's Cancer theme from 2006 to 2008, when he was based at the University of Bristol.

Funding: The National Institute for Health Research Programme Grants for Applied Research programme.

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