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Professor Michel Coleman

BA BM BCh MSc FFPH

Professor
of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2551

Since 1995, he has been Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He was Deputy Chief Medical Statistician at the Office for National Statistics from 1995 to 2004 and Head of the Cancer and Public Health Unit at the School from 1998 to 2003. He has previously worked for the World Health Organisation at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon (1987-1991), and was Medical Director of the Thames Cancer Registry in London (1991-1995). His main interests include trends and inequalities in cancer incidence, mortality and survival, and their application of these metrics to public health policy and cancer control.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Global Non-Communicable Diseases

Teaching

He teaches on the MSc Epidemiology and other Master's courses, and supervises research degree students. He co-directs the annual short course on cancer survival with Dr Bernard Rachet and Dr Claudia Allemani, and is often invited to teach in other countries.

Research

We are funded as the Cancer Survival Group by a range of charities and government institutions in the UK and overseas to quantify, describe and explain patterns and trends in cancer survival by socio-economic group, geographic area and ethnicity, in collaboration with many research partners in the UK and around the world. We develop methodology and tools for survival analysis. We maintain tools for cancer survival analysis that we make freely accessible online. We produce cancer survival estimates at various geographic levels for the NHS, Government and NHS England for the NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators and the Public Health Framework Indicators.

In August 2008, we published the first world-wide comparison of cancer survival for1.9 million patients diagnosed up to 1999 among with a cancer of the breast (F), colon, rectum or prostate in 31 countries on five continents (CONCORD study).

In March 2015, we initiated global surveillance of cancer survival, by analysing individual data for 25.7 million patients diagnosed during the 15 years 1995-2009 with one of 10 cancers, in collaboration with 279 cancer registries in 67 countries world-wide (CONCORD-2 study).

CONCORD-3 is now in progress, with data for adults and children diagnosed with one of 15 cancers up to 2014.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health systems
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Equity
Ethics
Global Health
Inequalities
International comparisons
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cervical cancer
Non-communicable diseases
Country
Argentina
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Belarus
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Algeria
Ecuador
Spain
Estonia
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Gibraltar
Gambia, The
Greece
Guatemala
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Croatia
Hungary
Indonesia
India
Ireland
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Japan
Korea, Rep.
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Lesotho
Lithuania
Latvia
Macao SAR, China
Morocco
Maldives
Mexico
Mali
Malta
Mongolia
Mauritius
Malaysia
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Portugal
Paraguay
French Polynesia
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
El Salvador
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Sweden
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Uruguay
United States
South Africa
Region
Arab World
Caribbean small states
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Euro area
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
North America
OECD members
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25 676 887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2).
Allemani, C.; Weir, H.K.; Carreira, H.; Harewood, R.; Spika, D.; Wang, X.S.; Bannon, F.; Ahn, J.V.; Johnson, C.J.; Bonaventure, A.; Marcos-Gragera, R.; Stiller, C.; Azevedo e Silva, G.; Chen, W.Q.; Ogunbiyi, O.J.; Rachet, B.; Soeberg, M.J.; You, H.; Matsuda, T.; Bielska-Lasota, M.; Storm, H.; Tucker, T.C.; Coleman, M.P.; CONCORD Working Group, .; COLLABORATORS;Bouzbid, S. ; Hamdi-Chérif, M. ; Zaidi, Z. ; Bah, E. ; Swaminathan, R. ; Nortje, S.H. ; Stefan, C.D. ; El Mistiri, M.M. ; Bayo, S. ; Malle, B. ; Manraj, S.S. ; Sewpaul-Sungkur, R. ; Fabowale, A. ; Ogunbiyi, O.J. ; Bradshaw, D. ; Somdyala, N.I. ; Abdel-Rahman, M. ; Jaidane, L. ; Mokni, M. ; Kumcher, I. ; Moreno, F. ; González, M.S. ; Laura, E. ; Pugh, F.V. ; Torrent, M.E. ; Carballo Quintero, B. ; Fita, R. ; Garcilazo, D. ; Giacciani, P.L. ; Diumenjo, M.C. ; Laspada, W.D. ; Green, M.A. ; Lanza, M.F. ; Ibañez, S.G. ; Lima, C.A. ; Lobo, E. ; Daniel, C. ; Scandiuzzi, C. ; De Souza, P.C. ; Del Pino, K. ; Laporte, C. ; Curado, M.P. ; de Oliveira, J.C. ; Veneziano, C.L. ; Veneziano, D.B. ; Alexandre, T.S. ; Verdugo, A.S. ; Koifman, S. ; Azevedo e Silva, G. ; Galaz, J.C. ; Moya, J.A. ; Herrmann, D.A. ; Jofre, A.M. ; Uribe, C.J. ; Bravo, L.E. ; Lopez Guarnizo, G. ; Jurado, D.M. ; Yepes, M.C. ; Galán, Y.H. ; Torres, P. ; Martínez-Reyes, F. ; Jaramillo, L. ; Quinto, R. ; Cueva, P. ; Yépez, J. ; Torres-Cintrón, C.R. ; Tortolero-Luna, G. ; Alonso, R. ; Barrios, E. ; Russell, C. ; Shack, L. ; Coldman, A.J. ; Woods, R.R. ; Noonan, G. ; Turner, D. ; Kumar, E. ; Zhang, B. ; McCrate, F.R. ; Ryan, S. ; Hannah, H. ; Dewar, R.A. ; MacIntyre, M. ; Lalany, A. ; Ruta, M. ; Marrett, L. ; Nishri, D.E. ; Vriends, K.A. ; Bertrand, C. ; Louchini, R. ; Robb, K.I. ; Stuart-Panko, H. ; Demers, S. ; Wright, S. ; George, J. ; Shen, X. ; Brockhouse, J.T. ; O'Brien, D.K. ; Almon, L. ; Young, J.L. ; Bates, J. ; Rycroft, R. ; Mueller, L. ; Phillips, C. ; Ryan, H. ; Walrath, J. ; Schwartz, A. ; Vigneau, F. ; MacKinnon, J.A. ; Wohler, B. ; Bayakly, R. ; Ward, K.C. ; Davidson-Allen, K. ; Glaser, S. ; West, D. ; Green, M.D. ; Hernandez, B.Y. ; Johnson, C.J. ; Lynch, C.F. ; McKeen, K.M. ; Huang, B. ; Tucker, T.C. ; Deapen, D. ; Liu, L. ; Hsieh, M.C. ; Wu, X.C. ; Stern, K. ; Gershman, S.T. ; Knowlton, R.C. ; Copeland, G. ; Spivak, G. ; Rogers, D.B. ; Lemons, D. ; Williamson, L.L. ; Hood, M. ; Jerry, H. ; Hosain, G.M. ; Rees, J.R. ; Pawlish, K.S. ; Stroup, A. ; Key, C. ; Wiggins, C. ; Kahn, A.R. ; Schymura, M.J. ; Leung, G. ; Rao, C. ; Giljahn, L. ; Warther, B. ; Pate, A. ; Patil, M. ; Shipley, D.K. ; Esterly, M. ; Otto, R.D. ; Fulton, J.P. ; Rousseau, D.L. ; Janes, T.A. ; Schwartz, S.M. ; Bolick, S.W. ; Hurley, D.M. ; Tenney, R.A. ; Whiteside, M.A. ; Hakenewerth, A. ; Williams, M.A. ; Herget, K. ; Sweeney, C. ; Martin, J. ; Wang, S. ; Harrelson, M.G. ; Keitheri Cheteri, M.B. ; Hudson, A.G. ; Borchers, R. ; Stephenson, L. ; Espinoza, J.R. ; Weir, H.K. ; Edwards, B.K. ; Wang, N. ; Yang, L. ; Chen, J.S. ; Song, G.H. ; Gu, X.P. ; Zhang, P. ; Ge, H.M. ; Zhao, D.L. ; Zhang, J.H. ; Zhu, F.D. ; Tang, J.G. ; Shen, Y. ; Wang, J. ; Li, Q.L. ; Yang, S.P. ; Dong, J.M. ; Li, W.W. ; Cheng, L.P. ; Chen, J.G. ; Huang, Q.H. ; Huang, S.Q. ; Guo, G.P. ; Wei, K. ; Chen, W.Q. ; Zeng, H. ; Demetriou, A.W. ; Pavlou, P. ; Mang, W.K. ; Ngan, K.C. ; Swaminathan, R. ; Kataki, A.C. ; Krishnatreya, M. ; Jayalekshmi, P.A. ; Sebastian, P. ; Sapkota, S.D. ; Verma, Y. ; Nandakumar, A. ; Suzanna, E. ; Keinan-Boker, L. ; Silverman, B.G. ; Ito, H. ; Hattori, M. ; Sugiyama, H. ; Utada, M. ; Katayama, K. ; Natsui, S. ; Matsuda, T. ; Nishino, Y. ; Koike, T. ; Ioka, A. ; Nakata, K. ; Kosa, K. ; Oki, I. ; Shibata, A. ; Nimri, O. ; Ab Manan, A. ; Bhoo Pathy, N. ; Ochir, C. ; Tuvshingerel, S. ; Al Khater, A.M. ; El Mistiri, M.M. ; Al-Eid, H. ; Jung, K.W. ; Won, Y.J. ; Park, S. ; Chiang, C.J. ; Lai, M.S. ; Suwanrungruang, K. ; Wiangnon, S. ; Daoprasert, K. ; Pongnikorn, D. ; Geater, S.L. ; Sriplung, H. ; Eser, S. ; Yakut, C.I. ; Hackl, M. ; Zielonke, N. ; Mühlböck, H. ; Oberaigner, W. ; Piñeros, M. ; Zborovskaya, A.A. ; Henau, K. ; Van Eycken, L. ; Dimitrova, N. ; Valerianova, Z. ; Šekerija, M. ; Znaor, A. ; Zvolský, M. ; Engholm, G. ; Storm, H. ; Aareleid, T. ; Mägi, M. ; Malila, N. ; Seppä, K. ; Velten, M. ; Cornet, E. ; Troussard, X. ; Bouvier, A.M. ; Faivre, J. ; Guizard, A.V. ; Bouvier, V. ; Launoy, G. ; Arveux, P. ; Maynadié, M. ; Mounier, M. ; Woronoff, A.S. ; Daoulas, M. ; Clavel, J. ; Le Guyader-Peyrou, S. ; Monnereau, A. ; Trétarre, B. ; Colonna, M. ; Delacour-Billon, S. ; Molinié, F. ; Bara, S. ; Degré, D. ; Ganry, O. ; Lapôtre-Ledoux, B. ; Grosclaude, P. ; Lutz, J.M. ; Belot, A. ; Estève, J. ; Forman, D. ; Sassi, F. ; Stabenow, R. ; Eberle, A. ; Nennecke, A. ; Kieschke, J. ; Sirri, E. ; Kajueter, H. ; Emrich, K. ; Zeissig, S.R. ; Holleczek, B. ; Eisemann, N. ; Katalinic, A. ; Brenner, H. ; Asquez, R.A. ; Kumar, V. ; Ólafsdóttir, E.J. ; Tryggvadóttir, L. ; Comber, H. ; Walsh, P.M. ; Sundseth, H. ; Dal Cappello, T. ; Mazzoleni, G. ; Giacomin, A. ; Castaing, M. ; Sciacca, S. ; Sutera, A. ; Corti, M. ; Gola, G. ; Ferretti, S. ; Serraino, D. ; Zucchetto, A. ; Lillini, R. ; Vercelli, M. ; Busco, S. ; Pannozzo, F. ; Vitarelli, S. ; Ricci, P. ; Pascucci, V. ; Autelitano, M. ; Cirilli, C. ; Federico, M. ; Fusco, M. ; Vitale, M.F. ; Usala, M. ; Cusimano, R. ; Vitale, F. ; Michiara, M. ; Sgargi, P. ; Sacerdote, C. ; Tumino, R. ; Mangone, L. ; Falcini, F. ; Cremone, L. ; Budroni, M. ; Cesaraccio, R. ; Madeddu, A. ; Tisano, F. ; Maspero, S. ; Tessandori, R. ; Candela, G. ; Scuderi, T. ; Piffer, S. ; Rosso, S. ; Zanetti, R. ; Caldarella, A. ; Crocetti, E. ; La Rosa, F. ; Stracci, F. ; Contiero, P. ; Tagliabue, G. ; Zambon, P. ; Baili, P. ; Berrino, F. ; Gatta, G. ; Sant, M. ; Capocaccia, R. ; De Angelis, R. ; Verdecchia, A. ; Liepina, E. ; Maurina, A. ; Smailyte, G. ; Agius, D. ; Calleja, N. ; Siesling, S. ; Laronningen, S. ; Møller, B. ; Dyzmann-Sroka, A. ; Trojanowski, M. ; Góźdż, S. ; Mężyk, R. ; Gądalska-Lampart, M. ; Radziszewska, A.U. ; Didkowska, J. ; Wojciechowska, U. ; Błaszczyk, J. ; Kępska, K. ; Bielska-Lasota, M. ; Forjaz, G. ; Rego, R.A. ; Bastos, J. ; Antunes, L. ; Bento, M.J. ; da Costa Miranda, A.M. ; Mayer-da-Silva, A. ; Coza, D. ; Todescu, A.I. ; Krasilnikov, A. ; Valkov, M. ; Adamcik, J. ; Safaei Diba, C. ; Primic Žakelj, M. ; Žagar, T. ; Stare, J. ; Almar, E. ; Mateos, A. ; Argüelles, M.V. ; Quirós, J.R. ; Bidaurrazaga, J. ; Larrañaga, N. ; Díaz García, J.M. ; Marcos, A.I. ; Marcos-Gragera, R. ; Vilardell Gil, M.L. ; Molina, E. ; Sánchez, M.J. ; Ramos Montserrat, M. ; Chirlaque, M.D. ; Navarro, C. ; Ardanaz, E. ; Felipe Garcia, S. ; Peris-Bonet, R. ; Galceran, J. ; Khan, S. ; Lambe, M. ; Camey, B. ; Bouchardy, C. ; Usel, M. ; Ess, S.M. ; Hermann, C. ; Levi, F.G. ; Maspoli-Conconi, M. ; Kuehni, C.E. ; Mitter, V.R. ; Bordoni, A. ; Spitale, A. ; Chiolero, A. ; Konzelmann, I. ; Dehler, S.I. ; Laue, R.I. ; Meechan, D. ; Poole, J. ; Greenberg, D. ; Rashbass, J. ; Davies, E. ; Linklater, K. ; Morris, E. ; Moran, T. ; Bannon, F. ; Gavin, A. ; Black, R.J. ; Brewster, D.H. ; Roche, M. ; McPhail, S. ; Verne, J. ; Murphy, M. ; Stiller, C. ; Huws, D.W. ; White, C. ; Lawrence, G. ; Brook, C. ; Wilkinson, J. ; Finan, P. ; Ahn, J.V. ; Allemani, C. ; Bonaventure, A. ; Carreira, H. ; Coleman, M.P. ; Harewood, R. ; Rachet, B. ; Sanz, N. ; Spika, D. ; Wang, X.S. ; Stephens, R. ; Butler, J. ; Peake, M. ; Chalker, E. ; Newman, L. ; Baker, D. ; Soeberg, M.J. ; Scott, C. ; Stokes, B.C. ; Venn, A. ; Farrugia, H. ; Giles, G.G. ; Threlfall, T. ; Currow, D. ; You, H. ; Lewis, C. ; Miles, S.A. ;
Lancet
Cancer incidence, survival and mortality: Explaining the concepts.
Ellis, L.; Woods, L.M.; Estève, J.; Eloranta, S.; Coleman, M.P.; Rachet, B.;
Int J Cancer
Breast cancer survival in the US and Europe: A CONCORD high-resolution study.
Allemani, C.; Sant, M.; Weir, H.K.; Richardson, L.C.; Baili, P.; Storm, H.; Siesling, S.; Torrella-Ramos, A.; Voogd, A.C.; Aareleid, T.; Ardanaz, E.; Berrino, F.; Bielska-Lasota, M.; Bolick, S.; Cirilli, C.; Colonna, M.; Contiero, P.; Cress, R.; Crocetti, E.; Fulton, J.P.; Grosclaude, P.; Hakulinen, T.; Izarzugaza, M.I.; Malmström, P.; Peignaux, K.; Primic-Žakelj, M.; Rachtan, J.; Safaei Diba, C.; Sánchez, M.J.; Schymura, M.J.; Shen, T.; Traina, A.; Tryggvadottir, L.; Tumino, R.; Velten, M.; Vercelli, M.; Wolf, H.J.; Woronoff, A.S.; Wu, X.; Coleman, M.P.;
Int J Cancer
Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, 1995-2007 (the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership): an analysis of population-based cancer registry data.
Coleman, M.P.; Forman, D.; Bryant, H.; Butler, J.; Rachet, B.; Maringe, C.; Nur, U.; Tracey, E.; Coory, M.; Hatcher, J.; McGahan, C.E.; Turner, D.; Marrett, L.; Gjerstorff, M.L.; Johannesen, T.B.; Adolfsson, J.; Lambe, M.; Lawrence, G.; Meechan, D.; Morris, E.J.; Middleton, R.; Steward, J.; Richards, M.A.; ICBP Module 1 Working Group (inc; Walters, S;)
Lancet
What if cancer survival in Britain were the same as in Europe: how many deaths are avoidable?
Abdel-Rahman, M.; Stockton, D.; Rachet, B.; Hakulinen, T.; Coleman, M.P.
British Journal of Cancer
See all Professor Michel Coleman's Publications