Manuela Quaresma

Lic (MSc equivalent)

Research Fellow
in Statistics

CR UK Cancer Survival Group, Room 254

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7927 2856

I was trained in Probability and Statistics at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. I worked as a statistician at the Southern Portuguese Cancer Registry were I was responsible for the data management and analysis of the cancer data. In 2005, I joined the Cancer Survival Group in the Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in London, were I currently work as a research fellow in Statistics.


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


I have been involved in various teaching modules from the Medical Statistics MSc (Introduction to Bayesian Analysis and Introduction to SAS) and in the Cancer Survival short courses run by the Cancer Survival Group at LSHTM (


My main interest is in cancer survival methods, and I am currently working on a range of projects that aim to quantify, describe and explain patterns and trends in cancer survival by socio-economic group, geographic area and ethnicity, as well as extending the methodology and tools for cancer survival analysis. My main research area is in international comparisons of cancer survival. Under the supervision of Professor Michel Coleman, I am in charge of the data preparation and of the statistical analysis of the CONCORD study. This is a major international collaboration involving over 100 cancer registries in 35 countries, which aims to estimate and compare cancer survival in five continents.

Research Area
Health outcomes
Statistical methods
International comparisons
Disease and Health Conditions
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Geographical variation in cancer survival in England, 1991-2006: an analysis by Cancer Network.
Walters, S.; Quaresma, M.; Coleman, M.P.; Gordon, E.; Forman, D.; Rachet, B.;
J Epidemiol Community Health
Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK Reply
Coleman, M.P.; Quaresma, M.; Butler, J.; Rachet, B.
Regional Disparities in Cancer Survival Following the Nhs National Cancer Plan for England: An Analysis by Cancer Network
Walters, S.; Quaresma, M.; Rachet, B.; Forman, D.; Gordon, E.; Coleman, M.P.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Population-based cancer survival trends in England and Wales up to 2007: an assessment of the NHS cancer plan for England.
Rachet, B.; Maringe, C.; Nur, U.; Quaresma, M.; Shah, A.; Woods, L.M.; Ellis, L.; Walters, S.; Forman, D.; Steward, J.; Coleman, M.P.;
Lancet Oncol
Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study (CONCORD).
Coleman, M.P.; Quaresma, M.; Berrino, F.; Lutz, J.M.; De Angelis, R.; Capocaccia, R.; Baili, P.; Rachet, B.; Gatta, G.; Hakulinen, T.; Micheli, A.; Sant, M.; Weir, H.K.; Elwood, J.M.; Tsukuma, H.; Koifman, S.; Azevedo e Silva, G.; Francisci, S.; Santaquilani, M.; Verdecchia, A.; Storm, H.H.; Young, J.L.; the CONCORD Working Group, .;
Lancet Oncol
Life tables for world-wide comparison of relative survival for cancer (CONCORD study)
Baili, P.; Micheli, A.; de Angelis, R.; Weir, H.K.; Francisci, S.; Santaquilani, M.; Hakulinen, T.; Quaresma, M.; Coleman, M.P.
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