• Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    SUrvivors Rehabilitation Evaluation after CANcer



  • Contact name

    Peter White

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Joint Research Management Office

  • Identifier

    RP-DG-1212-10014 , Programme Development Grant, code number

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    0 years, 11 months, 31 days

  • Research summary

    We will invite patients attending breast, colorectal, haematological and head and neck cancer clinics, who have finished active cancer treatment, to take part in a qualitative interview to learn which measure of four existing and established quality of life measures are both easiest to use and capture all the important aspects of quality of life. This will then inform our choice of measure as both a screening instrument to assess poor quality of life and a primary outcome measure in a future trial of treatments aimed at improving quality of life in those living beyond cancer. This study is called SURECAN – Survival Rehabilitation Evaluation after CANcer. Ten patients per cancer group with a range of treatment experience will be selected. We will include patients who have had surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and for women with breast cancer in addition biological and endocrine therapy or a combination of these. We will also include patients with different demographic backgrounds; age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. Participants will also be asked to describe their experience of surviving cancer in their own words and issues will then be explored. They will then be asked to complete four different quality of life questionnaires and will then be asked specific questions regarding these. They will be asked about their ease of use, appropriateness and whether they cover all areas that participants perceive to be relevant.

  • REC name

    East of England - Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    21 May 2015

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion