Organisational or geographical variation
Saunders CL, Abel GA, Lyratzopoulos G. What explains worse patient experience in London? Evidence from secondary analysis of the Cancer Patient Experience Survey. BMJ Open. 2014;4(1):e004039. Link.

Abel GA, Saunders CL, Lyratzopoulos G. Cancer patient experience, hospital performance and case mix: evidence from England.Future Oncol. 2014;10(9):1589-98. Link.

Saunders CL, Elliot MN, Lyratzopoulos G, Abel GA. Do differential response rates to patient surveys between organizations lead to unfair performance comparisons? Evidence from the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Future Oncol. 2014;10(9):1589-98. Link.

Griffiths P, Simon M, Richardson A, Corner J. Is a larger specialist nurse workforce in cancer care associated with better patient experience? Cross-sectional study.J Health Serv Res Policy. 2013; 18(1):39-46. here or here.


Saunders CL, Abel GA, El Turabi A, Ahmed F, Lyratzopoulos G. Accuracy of routinely recorded ethnic group information compared with self-reported ethnicity: evidence from the English Cancer Patient Experience survey.BMJ Open. 2013;3(6). pii: e002882. Link.

Abel GA, Saunders CL, Lyratzopoulos G. Sample characteristics and non-response patterns in the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey: Implications for epidemiological studies based on patient survey data.Cancer Epidemiol, 2016 41:34-41. Link.


Inequalities / disparities in experience (e.g. by age, gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation)
El Turabi A, Abel GA, Roland M, Lyratzopoulos G. Variation in reported experience of involvement in cancer treatment decision making: evidence from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Br J Cancer. 2013;109(3):780-7. Link.

Saunders CL, Abel GA, Lyratzopoulos G. Inequalities in reported cancer patient experience by socio-demographic characteristic and cancer site: evidence from respondents to the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Eur J Cancer Care. 2015. 24(1):85-98. Link.

Trenchard L, Mc Grath-Lone L, Ward H.Ethnic variation in cancer patients' ratings of information provision, communication and overall care.Ethn Health. 2016;21(5):515-33. Link.

Pinder RJ, Ferguson J, Møller H.Minority ethnicity patient satisfaction and experience: results of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in England.BMJ Open. 2016;6(6):e011938. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011938. Link.

Mc Grath-Lone L, Day S, Schoenborn C, Ward H.Exploring research participation among cancer patients: analysis of a national survey and an in-depth interview study.BMC Cancer. 2015;15:618. Link.

McGrath-Lone L, Ward H, Schoenborn C, Day S.The effects of cancer research participation on patient experience: a mixed-methods analysis.Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2015 [Epub ahead of print] Link.

Clucas C.Cancer patients' respect experiences in relation to perceived communication behaviours from hospital staff: analysis of the 2012-2013 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Support Care Cancer. 2016;24(4):1719-28. Link.

Bone A, McGrath-Lone L, Day S, Ward H.Inequalities in the care experiences of patients with cancer: analysis of data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2011-2012.BMJ Open. 2014;4(2):e004567. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004567. Link Erratum in: BMJ Open. 2014;4(2):e004567corr1.

Furness Caroline L., Smith Lesley, Morris Eva, Brocklehurst Caroline, Daly Sasha, and Hough Rachael E.Cancer Patient Experience in the Teenage Young Adult Population— Key Issues and Trends Over Time: An Analysis of the United Kingdom National Cancer Patient Experience Surveys 2010–2014.Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. May 2017, ahead of print. Link.

Hulbert-Williams NJ, Plumpton CO, Flowers P, McHugh R, Neal RD, Semlyen J, Storey L.The cancer care experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual patients: A secondary analysis of data from the UK Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017 Jul;26(4). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12670.Link.


Analysis of free-text responses
Wagland R, Recio-Saucedo A, Simon M, Bracher M, Hunt K, Foster C, Downing A, Glaser A, Corner J. Development and testing of a text-mining approach to analyse patients' comments on their experiences of colorectal cancer care. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015. pii: bmjqs-2015-004063. [Epub ahead of print] Link.

Wiseman T, Lucas G, Sangha A, Randolph A, Stapleton S, Pattison N, O'Gara G, Harris K, Pritchard-Jones K, Dolan S.Insights into the experiences of patients with cancer in London: framework analysis of free-text data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2012/2013 from the two London Integrated Cancer Systems.BMJ Open. 2015. 19;5(10):e007792. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007792 Link.

Bracher M, Corner DJ, Wagland R.Exploring experiences of cancer care in Wales: a thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2013 Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey (WCPES).BMJ Open. 2016;6(9):e011830. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011830.Link.


Early / late dianosis research
Mendonca SC, Abel GA, Lyratzopoulos G. Patient-reported multiple pre-referral consultations in patients subsequently diagnosed with rarer cancers. Br J Gen Practice. 66(644):e171-81. Link.

Mendonca SC, Abel AG, Saunders CL, Wardle J, Lyratzopoulos G.Pre-referral general practitioner consultations and subsequent experience of cancer care: Evidence from the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Eur J Cancer Care. 2016;25(3):478-90. Link.

Lyratzopoulos G, Neal RD, Barbiere JM, Rubin GP, Abel GA.Variation in number of general practitioner consultations before hospital referral for cancer: findings from the 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in England.Lancet Oncol. 2012;13(4):353-65. Link or open access.


Research based on CPES-related samples or questionnaires
O'Shea SJ, Rogers Z, Warburton F, Ramirez AJ, Newton-Bishop JA, Forbes LJ. Which symptoms are linked to a delayed presentation among melanoma patients? A retrospective study. BMC Cancer. 2017;17(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12885-016-2978-6. Link.

Howell DA, Warburton F, Ramirez AJ, Roman E, Smith AG, Forbes LJ. Risk factors and time to symptomatic presentation in leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Br J Cancer.2015 Sep 29;113(7):1114-20. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.311. Link.

Lacey K, Bishop JF, Cross HL, Chondros P, Lyratzopoulos G, Emery JD. Presentations to general practice before a cancer diagnosis in Victoria: a cross-sectional survey.2Med J Aust. 2016;205(2):66-71 Link.