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Professor Bernard Rachet

MD PhD FFPH

Professor
of Cancer Epidemiology

Room
Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes Network (ICON), Room 260

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2647

I qualified in medicine at the University of Saint-Etienne, France and worked as a clinician before entering epidemiological research. I completed an MSc in epidemiology in Paris and a PhD in epidemiology at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. Before joining the School in July 2002, I spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in Montréal (Canada) in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Institut Armand-Frappier. I worked mainly on cancer risks associated with occupational and environmental exposures, and on developments in methodology.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Centre for Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I have been involved in distance learning and various face-to-face courses at the School on both the Epidemiology MSc and the Medical Statistics MSc.

I was project organiser for the distance learning MSc Epidemiology: Principles and Practice until September 2007. I was one the two Departmental Research Degree Co-ordinators for NCDE in 2008-11.

Research

My current research is centred on the inequalities in cancer care and cancer survival, with a wide range of projects to identify the mechanisms underlying these inequalities by socio-economic level, geographic area and ethnicity, as well as extending the methodology and tools for survival analysis, in collaboration with many research partners in the UK and around the world.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Public health
Statistical methods
International comparisons
Methodology
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Country
Australia
Canada
Switzerland
China
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Slovenia
Sweden
United States of America
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
European Union
North America
OECD members

Selected Publications

Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
Benitez Majano S; Ellis L; Rachet B
2021
Encyclopaedia of Respiratory Medicine
Economic impact of avoidable cancer deaths caused by diagnostic delay during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national population-based modelling study in England, UK.
Gheorghe A; Maringe C; Spice J; Purushotham A; Chalkidou K; Rachet B; Sullivan R; Aggarwal A
2021
European Journal of Cancer
Socioeconomic gaps over time in colorectal cancer survival in England: flexible parametric survival analysis.
Kajiwara Saito M; Quaresma M; Fowler H; Benitez Majano S; Rachet B
2021
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Probabilities of ICU admission and hospital discharge according to patient characteristics in the designated COVID-19 hospital of Kuwait.
Kipourou D-K; Leyrat C; Alsheridah N; Almazeedi S; Al-Youha S; Jamal MH; Al-Haddad M; Al-Sabah S; Rachet B; Belot A
2021
BMC Public Health
Thyroid dysfunction and breast cancer risk among women in the UK Biobank cohort.
Tran T-V-T; Maringe C; Benitez Majano S; Rachet B; Boutron-Ruault M-C; Journy N
2021
Cancer medicine
Are socio-economic inequalities in breast cancer survival explained by peri-diagnostic factors?
Woods LM; Rachet B; Morris M; Bhaskaran K; Coleman MP
2021
BMC Cancer
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