Award winning cancer research
May 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM
With effect from September 2011 Cancer Research UK Psychsocial Oncology Group was officially re-badged as 'SHORE-C' (Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer). The unit continues to conduct 5 star-rated psychosocial, communication and patient outcome research in cancer. The new title better reflects the many different research areas and funding sources.
Roche have awarded £64,500 to Dr Val Jenkins to conduct a research project to examine the experiences and preferences for treatment in patients receiving chemotherapy for women with advanced ovarian cancer (Advocate Study). Dr Sue Catt is co-ordinating the study which will involve the recruitment of 200 women across 15 UK centres in a 12 month period. This observational study involves a short patient interview plus a quality of life assessment. The study complements the recent clinician survey of treatment practice for women with ovarian cancer.
Professor Lesley Fallowfield has been awarded funding of £64,000 from Roche UK to deliver 8 workshops to multiple haematology healthcare professional teams in the UK to help improve recruitment into clinical trials. These one day workshops will take the same format as the highly successful 'Teams Talking about Trials' programme which Lesley and her team have run over the past 5 years and will aim to help improve communication about randomised clinical trials.
The group has been extremely successful with several publications in high impact journals that can also be see on the SHORE-C website.