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Dr Sarah Price

Dr Sarah Price

Research Fellow

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College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Sarah Price is a research fellow in Professor Hamilton’s Discovery Group, working in the field of cancer diagnostics. She joined the University of Exeter Medical School as a postgraduate student in 2013. After completing her PhD in early 2016, she worked for a short while as an impact fellow, developing an impact case study of Professor Willie Hamilton for the Research Excellence Framework due in 2021.

She was appointed a research fellow in July 2016. From 2016 to 2018, she was lead researcher on a project funded by Cancer Research UK. She evaluated trends in the timeliness of cancer diagnosis between 2000 and 2017, and the impact of the 2015 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines on the recognition and referral for suspected cancer.

She is now funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, and is developing robust measures of the timeliness of cancer diagnosis for studies of observational data. Her developing research interests include cancer diagnosis in complex patients, and the health economics of cancer diagnostics.

In 2017, she completed a 6-month secondment to the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, where she improved her skills in statistical modelling and R coding. She worked on the project “Detecting temporal patterns in the relationship between physical activity and mood using ecological momentary assessment (EMA)” with Lisa Price (CLES), Colin Greaves (UEMS) and Jeffrey Lambert (CLES).

Before joining University of Exeter Medical School, Sarah worked in the field of science, technology and medicine publishing, specializing in editorial and production roles.

Qualifications

  • BSc (hons) Physiology (University of Manchester)
  • PhD What are we missing by ignoring text records in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink? (University of Exeter)

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Research

Research interests

Sarah has expertise in using large datasets of observational data, such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and National Cancer Registration Service data. She uses regression and survival analysis methods.

Sarah is currently funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis. Her research focuses on organisational aspects of cancer diagnosis. Current projects include looking at the implications of changing risk thresholds for investigation; methods for measuring the timeliness of diagnosis; and investigative strategies for people with abdominal pain. She works closely with other groups within University of Exeter, including Health Economics and Exeter Business School.

Previous posts include lead researcher of a CRUK study evaluating trends in the timeliness of cancer diagnosis, i.e. time from first possible symptom of cancer to diagnosis. The study examined the impact of the 2015 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines on the recognition and referral for suspected cancer.

She was co-applicant on a successful Health Technology Assessment Grant to assess the impact of cancer decision support tools implemented in GP IT software. This study was conducted jointly with Health Economics. 

Research grants

  • 2016 National Institute for Health Research HTA Programme
    Aids to Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Chowienczyk S, Price S, Hamilton W (2020). Changes in the presenting symptoms of lung cancer from 2000-2017: a serial cross-sectional study of observational records in UK primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 70(692), e193-e199. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carney M, Quiroga M, Mounce L, Shephard E, Hamilton W, Price S (2020). Effect of pre-existing conditions on bladder cancer stage at diagnosis: a cohort study using electronic primary care records in the UK. Br J Gen Pract, 70(698), e629-e635. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price S, Zhang X, Spencer A (2020). Measuring the impact of national guidelines: What methods can be used to uncover time-varying effects for healthcare evaluations?. Soc Sci Med, 258 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholson BD, Aveyard P, Price SJ, Hobbs FDR, Koshiaris C, Hamilton W (2020). Prioritising primary care patients with unexpected weight loss for cancer investigation: diagnostic accuracy study. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 370 Author URL.
Price S, Spencer A, Zhang X, Ball S, Lyratzopoulos G, Mujica-Mota R, Stapley S, Ukoumunne OC, Hamilton W (2020). Trends in time to cancer diagnosis around the period of changing national guidance on referral of symptomatic patients: a serial cross-sectional study using UK electronic healthcare records from 2006–17. Cancer Epidemiology, 69, 101805-101805. Full text.
Price S, Spencer A, Medina-Lara A, Hamilton W (2019). Availability and use of cancer decision-support tools: a cross-sectional survey of UK primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 69(684), E437-E443. Abstract.  Full text.
Ankus E, Price S, Ukoumunne O, Hamilton W, Bailey S (2018). Cancer incidence in patients with a high normal platelet count: a cohort study using primary care data. Family Practice Full text.
Nicholson BD, Shinkins B, Price S, Verbakel JY, Merriel S (2018). National cancer control plans. The Lancet Oncology, 19(12).
Mounce LTA, Price S, Valderas JM, Hamilton W (2017). Comorbid conditions delay diagnosis of colorectal cancer: a cohort study using electronic primary care records. Br J Cancer, 116(12), 1536-1543. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Watson J, Nicholson BD, Hamilton W, Price S (2017). Identifying clinical features in primary care electronic health record studies: methods for codelist development. BMJ Open, 7(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Stapley SA, Shephard E, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2016). Is omission of free text records a possible source of data loss and bias in Clinical Practice Research Datalink studies? a case-control study. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2015). Does the GP method of recording possible cancer symptoms reflect the probability that cancer is present?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 30-30. Author URL.  Full text.
Martins T, Price S, Hjertholm P, Hamilton W (2015). Doing PhD in primary care diagnosis and treatment of cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 58-58. Author URL.  Full text.
Brown JM, Price SJ, Price RA (2015). Predicting risk after aneurysm surgery. Anaesthesia, 70(11). Author URL.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 626(64), 584-589.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 64(626), e584-e589. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). The risk of bladder cancer with non-visible haematuria: a primary care study using electronic records. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 32-32. Author URL.  Full text.
Poole RC, Halestrap AP, Price SJ, Levi AJ (1989). The kinetics of transport of lactate and pyruvate into isolated cardiac myocytes from guinea pig. Kinetic evidence for the presence of a carrier distinct from that in erythrocytes and hepatocytes. Biochemical Journal, 264(2), 409-418. Abstract.

Chapters

Price SJ, Price R, Hamilton W (2018). Clinical and other diagnostic tests: understanding their predictive value. In  (Ed) How to Do Primary Care Research, Boca Raton: CRC Press. Abstract.

Conferences

Carney MH, Price S, Shephard E, Mounce L, Quiroga M, Hamilton W (2020). Effect of pre-existing conditions on bladder cancer diagnosis: a cohort study using electronic primary care records.  Author URL.
Bailey SER, Ankus E, Price S, Pula G, Hamilton W (2018). The diagnostic potential of 'high normal' platelet counts for identifying cancer in primary care.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2020

Chowienczyk S, Price S, Hamilton W (2020). Changes in the presenting symptoms of lung cancer from 2000-2017: a serial cross-sectional study of observational records in UK primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 70(692), e193-e199. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carney MH, Price S, Shephard E, Mounce L, Quiroga M, Hamilton W (2020). Effect of pre-existing conditions on bladder cancer diagnosis: a cohort study using electronic primary care records.  Author URL.
Carney M, Quiroga M, Mounce L, Shephard E, Hamilton W, Price S (2020). Effect of pre-existing conditions on bladder cancer stage at diagnosis: a cohort study using electronic primary care records in the UK. Br J Gen Pract, 70(698), e629-e635. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price S, Zhang X, Spencer A (2020). Measuring the impact of national guidelines: What methods can be used to uncover time-varying effects for healthcare evaluations?. Soc Sci Med, 258 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholson BD, Aveyard P, Price SJ, Hobbs FDR, Koshiaris C, Hamilton W (2020). Prioritising primary care patients with unexpected weight loss for cancer investigation: diagnostic accuracy study. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 370 Author URL.
Price S, Spencer A, Zhang X, Ball S, Lyratzopoulos G, Mujica-Mota R, Stapley S, Ukoumunne OC, Hamilton W (2020). Trends in time to cancer diagnosis around the period of changing national guidance on referral of symptomatic patients: a serial cross-sectional study using UK electronic healthcare records from 2006–17. Cancer Epidemiology, 69, 101805-101805. Full text.

2019

Price S, Spencer A, Medina-Lara A, Hamilton W (2019). Availability and use of cancer decision-support tools: a cross-sectional survey of UK primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 69(684), E437-E443. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Ankus E, Price S, Ukoumunne O, Hamilton W, Bailey S (2018). Cancer incidence in patients with a high normal platelet count: a cohort study using primary care data. Family Practice Full text.
Price SJ, Price R, Hamilton W (2018). Clinical and other diagnostic tests: understanding their predictive value. In  (Ed) How to Do Primary Care Research, Boca Raton: CRC Press. Abstract.
Nicholson BD, Shinkins B, Price S, Verbakel JY, Merriel S (2018). National cancer control plans. The Lancet Oncology, 19(12).
Bailey SER, Ankus E, Price S, Pula G, Hamilton W (2018). The diagnostic potential of 'high normal' platelet counts for identifying cancer in primary care.  Author URL.

2017

Mounce LTA, Price S, Valderas JM, Hamilton W (2017). Comorbid conditions delay diagnosis of colorectal cancer: a cohort study using electronic primary care records. Br J Cancer, 116(12), 1536-1543. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Watson J, Nicholson BD, Hamilton W, Price S (2017). Identifying clinical features in primary care electronic health record studies: methods for codelist development. BMJ Open, 7(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Price SJ, Stapley SA, Shephard E, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2016). Is omission of free text records a possible source of data loss and bias in Clinical Practice Research Datalink studies? a case-control study. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2015). Does the GP method of recording possible cancer symptoms reflect the probability that cancer is present?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 30-30. Author URL.  Full text.
Martins T, Price S, Hjertholm P, Hamilton W (2015). Doing PhD in primary care diagnosis and treatment of cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 58-58. Author URL.  Full text.
Brown JM, Price SJ, Price RA (2015). Predicting risk after aneurysm surgery. Anaesthesia, 70(11). Author URL.

2014

Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 626(64), 584-589.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 64(626), e584-e589. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). The risk of bladder cancer with non-visible haematuria: a primary care study using electronic records. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 32-32. Author URL.  Full text.

1989

Poole RC, Halestrap AP, Price SJ, Levi AJ (1989). The kinetics of transport of lactate and pyruvate into isolated cardiac myocytes from guinea pig. Kinetic evidence for the presence of a carrier distinct from that in erythrocytes and hepatocytes. Biochemical Journal, 264(2), 409-418. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

  • 2014–2015: Postgraduate representative on the Research Degrees Liaison Forum
  • 2015–2016: Postgraduate representative on the University of Exeter Athena SWAN Working Group

Teaching

With Dr Elizabeth Shephard, I am running the Research Special Study Unit (RSSUE) BMBS (Cancer) for third year medical students. The topic is new and unexplained abdominal pain in primary care.

Tutor on Making Sense of Evidence module for BMBS 

Supervision / Group

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