Researching the cures


Dr Laura Woods

Dr Woods’ project extends her previous PCRF-funded pilot study, which showed it’s possible to use artificial intelligence techniques to identify patients at high risk of developing pancreatic cancer simply from information reported by patients to their GPs. This new project will refine the modelling tool using more patients and up-to-date information.  She will then estimate how well the tool would work in real life and how much it would cost the NHS to implement it.

Project Title: A risk score for pancreatic cancer diagnosis using machine learning techniques applied to linked routine data: full case-control study and

economic evaluation

Project Aims: Refine previous modelling tool using more patients and up-to-date information; assess real-life use and potential cost to the NHS.