Improving breast cancer outcomes whilst reducing inequalities by enhanced activities in prevention, screening and early symptomatic diagnosis


Survival from breast cancer is poorer in East London than in England as a whole. Also, there are inequalities in breast cancer survival within East London. There is a need to address such inequalities, and generally promote primary prevention and earlier diagnosis of breast cancer. This research will identify gaps in delivery locally, search the literature for interventions that could improve prevention and early diagnosis and engage with stakeholders (including patients, communities, clinicians and decision makers) to understand barriers and changes needed to improve care for all. Our findings will underpin a proposal for further research to evaluate the process and outcomes of transformation to services aiming to improve breast cancer outcomes.

Partners & Collaborators

Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust

Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis (PRU)

NIHR ARC North Thames

Queen Mary University of London

University College London

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Ian Haig (Barts Health NHS Trust)
Ian Basnett (Barts Health NHS Trust)
Melissa Phillips (Barts Health NHS Trust)
Jon Cranfield (Barts Health NHS Trust)
Shahina Begum (PPIE)
Shazna Begum (PPIE)
Loubna Bijdiguen (PPIE)
Peyara Hussain (PPIE)
Nasim Patel (PPIE)
Mahabuba Rahman (PPIE)
Mehnaz Rahman (PPIE)
Sultana Begum (PPIE)
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