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Professor Nigel Sparrow, OBE

Professor Nigel Sparrow OBE

"The Target Ovarian Cancer GP Advisory Board works to drive forward improvements in the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Ensuring more women are diagnosed sooner is critical if we are to see significant improvements in survival rates for ovarian cancer." 

Our GP Advisory Board brings together leading GPs from around the UK, with the aim of improving outcomes in early diagnosis for women.

With expertise in symptoms research, health economics, access to diagnostics and GP education, the Board will advise and shape our future work increasing early diagnosis and reducing risk.

Report on regional variation

The Board wanted to find out more about variation in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer across England. To do this they commissioned a piece of research looking at differences in the numbers of CA125 blood tests ordered, the time taken to complete non-obstetric ultrasounds, stage at diagnosis and one year survival rates for different parts of England.

Read the GP Advisory Board’s report, Regional variation in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in England, which reveals and explores the reasons for these significant regional differences.

Regional variation in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in England

​Target Ovarian Cancer's GP Advisory Board members

Read our most recent GP news

Tuesday 21 April 2009
Target Ovarian Cancer's Director of Public Affairs, Frances Reid, has been selected to help develop guidance on the recognition and initial treatment for ovarian cancer, being produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Following a selection and interview procedure...
Wednesday 25 February 2009
The Department of Health, Target Ovarian Cancer and other groups have worked together to produce important new information for doctors. Launched in time for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (March), the 'key messages' provide the first clear steer for health professionals faced with the challenge of...