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PC4: developing cancer research in primary care. Jon Emery Professor of General Practice, University of Western Australia. Director of PC4. Overview. Cancer and primary care What is PC4? What types of research do we do? Consumer involvement What can PC4 do for you?.

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Pc4 developing cancer research in primary care

PC4: developing cancer research in primary care

Jon Emery

Professor of General Practice,

University of Western Australia.

Director of PC4


Overview
Overview

  • Cancer and primary care

  • What is PC4?

  • What types of research do we do?

  • Consumer involvement

  • What can PC4 do for you?



Cancer in primary care
Cancer in primary care

  • Important role in prevention and screening

  • 80% of cancers present in general practice

  • In practice population of 10,000 in 1 year:

    • 195 skin cancers

    • 45 other cancers (6 breast, 4 lung)

  • Challenges of symptomatic diagnosis

    • Most symptoms of cancer have a more common benign cause


Cancer in primary care1
Cancer in primary care

Brian R. McAvoy. MJA.2007;187:115-117


Cancer in primary care2
Cancer in primary care

  • 80% of cancers present in general practice

  • In practice population of 10,000 in 1 year:

    • 195 skin cancers

    • 45 other cancers (6 breast, 4 lung)

  • Challenges of symptomatic diagnosis

    • Most symptoms of cancer have a more common benign cause

  • Role in follow-up?

    • Average 10 visits to GP in 1st year after diagnosis of breast cancer

    • Role of primary care team in promoting wellbeing



What is pc4
What is PC4?

  • Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group



What is pc42
What is PC4?

  • Aims to increase the quantity and quality of Australian primary care cancer research

  • Build capacity to conduct primary care cancer research

  • Focus on development and trials of interventions to improve cancer care in Australia

  • Potential for large scale studies to answer the big questions



The procare trial shared care for follow up in prostate cancer
The ProCare Trial: shared care for follow-up in prostate cancer

  • Jon Emery

  • Penny Schofield

  • Michael Jefford

  • Dickon Hayne

  • Marie Pirotta

  • Lyndal Trevena

  • Andrew Martin

  • Roger Constable



Consumer involvement in pc4
Consumer involvement in PC4 al

  • Consumer representation on

    • PC4 Executive

    • PC4 Scientific Working Groups

    • Some specific trials

  • Joint Consumer Advisory Group (with PoCoG)

  • Input into design, outcome measures, ethics and implications of results.


What can pc4 do for you
What can PC4 do for you? al

  • Concept development workshops

    • Support to develop new project

    • Identify potential collaborators

  • PC4 research support

    • Advice on study design issues and funding sources

    • Access to Clinical Trials Development Unit

      • Biostatistics

      • Health economics

  • Network of researchers with shared interests

  • PC4 fellowship scheme