THE TOOL

Our innovation is a multiplatform decision support tool, available on IOS, Android and as a website. The tool uses artificial intelligence mapped with the latest evidence to help General Practitioners (GPs) identify patients with Cancer early.

C the Signs gives GPs the ability to simultaneously check combinations of signs, symptoms and risk factors, in an easy to use format. It can be used during the consultation, when the opportunity to influence decision-making is at its greatest. Covering the entire spectrum of Cancer and cross-referencing multiple diagnostic pathways, C the signs can support GPs in recommending what investigations or urgent referrals the patient may need, in under 30 seconds.

GPs can search by symptom such as ‘appetite loss’ and be shown each diagnostic pathway where appetite loss is featured. Alternatively, GPs can search by system (e.g. “Chest” or “Breast”). Once the GP enters the information, regardless of whether they are in the ‘Chest’ or ‘Breast’ section of the tool, the information is cross-checked against the entire database. This feature highlights to the GP when the patient qualifies for multiple pathways. This is important as pathways are system specific, they do not exclude Cancer entirely, only Cancer in that system. Cross-referencing gives GPs a guide to the next steps to take and any additional tests they may wish to request alongside the primary referral.