Dr Roger Blanks
Roger Blanks is an epidemiologist who has been working on cancer screening research and screening performance measurement development in the breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes since 1994. He holds a PhD in occupational epidemiology from Imperial College, London. He worked for 17 years in cancer screening at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. Before that he worked in occupational epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, London and the Royal Brompton, London. Prior to working in research he worked in medical physics and clinical measurement in London Teaching Hospitals. He has published more than sixty peer reviewed papers with over thirty as first or sole author and many of his performance methods are currently used by screening programmes. He joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2011, with a particular interest in bowel cancer screening and linkage of large datasets.
Heterogeneity of colorectal cancer risk by tumour characteristics: Large prospective study of UK women.
Burón Pust A. et al, (2017), Int j cancer, 140, 1082 - 1090
ABC3 Part II: a review of the new criteria for evaluating cervical cytology in England.
Blanks RG., (2012), Cytopathology, 23, 360 - 370
The calculation of targets for the cancer and adenoma detection rates for the NHS bowel screening programme.
Blanks RG. and Moss SM., (2012), J med screen, 19, 72 - 76
Commentary on: breast screening policy: are we heading in the right direction?
Blanks RG., (2011), Clin radiol, 66, 920 - 921