Cancer Care

The Cancer Care Research Group was established in 2007. The main focus of research activity is around Supportive Cancer Care and we are committed to improving the supportive care services delivered to cancer patients and their families through high quality research and transfer of research findings into practice. Supportive cancer care relates to the provision of services designed to meet the psychosocial, physical, information, and practical needs of people living with cancer or ‘at-risk' of cancer, at all stages of the cancer journey.

Research lead: Professor Eila Watson

Current and recent projects include:

  • Quality of life and follow-up care for men with prostate cancer: a questionnaire survey and pilot randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention delivered in primary care (PROSPECTIV). Funded by Prostate Cancer UK
  • Understanding adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy: the experiences and views of women.  Funded internally.
  • The late effects of pelvic radiotherapy: assessing the needs of long term survivors. Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • The health and supportive care needs of long term cancer survivors. Collaborative study with University of Oxford. Jointly funded by Cancer Research UK, Oxford Brookes University.

PhD Students

  • Transitions in cancer care: experiences and needs of younger adults with testicular cancer or lymphoma following treatment completion. Lauren Matheson.
  • Recurrence of colorectal cancer: the experiences of patients and their partners. Marta Wanat
  • Caring at a distance for patients near the end of life. Carolina Casañas i Comabella
  • Fatigue in advanced progressive disease : why is it under-reported and poorly managed? John Curtin

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