Professor Willie Hamilton

Professor of primary care diagnostics, University of Exeter

Professor Willie Hamilton

Professor of primary care diagnostics, University of Exeter

Biography

Professor Willie Hamilton is professor of primary care diagnostics at the University of Exeter. His research has had a major impact on improving earlier diagnosis of cancer in the UK. He was clinical lead on the NICE guideline `Referral for suspected cancer’ in 2015, which has contributed to a reduction in the number of avoidable cancer deaths in the UK. He and his team have produced risk assessment tools for all major adult cancers. Wilie is co-principal investigator on a CRUK award called CanTest, studying tests for cancer in primary care, and co-leads the Translational Research Exchange at Exeter, bringing together mathematical experts and clinicians.