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Dr Bernard Rachet

MD PhD FFPH

Professor
of Cancer Epidemiology

Room
Cancer Survival Group, Room 260

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2647

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7436 4230

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

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I have been involved in distance learning and various face-to-face courses at the School both on the Medical Statistics MSc and the Epidemiology MSc. Since 2006, I have been co-organiser with Professor Michel Coleman of our annual short course on cancer survival (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/ncdeu/cancersurvival/course2010/index.htm).

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 cancer survival, as co-principal investigator (with Michel Coleman) in two successive five-year Cancer Research UK Programme Grants (2005-2015). We are carrying out a wide range of projects 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 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
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
European Union
North America
OECD members

Selected Publications

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
Predicted trends in long-term breast cancer survival in England and Wales.
Woods, L.M.; Rachet, B.; Cooper, N.; Coleman, M.P.;
Br J Cancer
Origins of socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival: a review.
Woods, L.M.; Rachet, B.; Coleman, M.P.;
Ann Oncol
A flexible modeling approach to estimating the component effects of smoking behavior on lung cancer.
Rachet, B.; Siemiatycki, J.; Abrahamowicz, M.; Leffondré, K.;
J Clin Epidemiol
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