Establishing associations between diagnostic timeliness and clinical outcomes, quality of life and patient experience in young people with cancer: analysis of the BRIGHTLIGHT Cohort

  • Fern, Lorna A (Principal Investigator)
  • Lyratzopoulos, Georgios (Co-Investigator)
  • Gibson, Faith (Co-Investigator)
  • Herbert, Annie (Co-Investigator)
  • Taylor, Rachel M (Co-Investigator)
  • Whelan, Jeremy (Co-Investigator)
  • Koo, Minjoung M (Co-Investigator)

Project Details

Layman's description

Diagnosing cancer in young people aged 13-24 often takes a long time compared to adults. Research in adult cancer has shown that the time taken to be diagnosed with cancer can affect how well you do after cancer treatment, your survival, and experience of care. We do not know if this is also the case for young people who tend to have different types of cancers and take longer to be diagnosed, compared to adults.

We will find out if the time taken to be diagnosed with cancer affects the following outcomes in young people:
1. How severe their disease is at the time it is diagnosed, and their survival?
2. How well they are living (quality-of-life)?
3. How they view their cancer diagnosis and subsequent cancer care experience?
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/03/201/09/21