Investigators: Prof Sanchia Aranda, Mrs Maria Arcorace, Ms Deborah Baker, Dr Anton Bergheim, Prof David Currow (CI), Dr Stephen Morrell, Prof Jane Young.

Linked administrative data will be used to develop indicators of the fact and timing of cancer progression/recurrence. The accuracy of the indicators will be compared with interview data from a subsample of patients and clinicians.

This study will assist in the development of a methodology for monitoring time to progression/recurrence and from progression/recurrence to death at a population level, in order:

  • To identify the effectiveness of new treatment policies and practices.
  • To determine subgroups of patients at elevated risk of progression/recurrence and early death following progression/recurrence who may need closer follow up surveillance.
  • To assist in policy development for treatment and medical surveillance.