"Breast Cancer in British native and South Asian women: presentation, referral and survival"

Research objectives

Special studies of burden of disease, utilisation, and access to health care services have highlighted differences according to ethnic origin. Assessing these differences in more detail, and monitoring them, will help improve health services and help maximise health gain. However, most routine health-related data sources which can be used for such monitoring purposes do not contain information on ethnicity. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a computerised algorithm using a dictionary of South Asian first names and surnames compiled from over thirty different sources.

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr Isabel dos Santos Silva
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology and Population Science
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street


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