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The central aim of Sussex Health Outcomes, Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C) is to conduct pragmatic research in psychosocial oncology.

Our work includes:

  1. Measuring Quality of Life (QoL) in clinical trials of cancer therapy

  2. Designing Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures

  3. Developing and evaluating interventions to help patients deal with treatment side-effects

  4. Producing educational materials and helping to improve communication skills of Cancer Healthcare Professionals

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No man’s land: information needs and resources of men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer. Read morered arrow

Patient-reported outcomes in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
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Essay 4. Patient-reported outcome measures and the evaluation of services in Challenges, solutions and future directions in the evaluation of service innovations in health care and public health.
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Questioning assent: how are children's views included as families make decisions about clinical trials?
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A feasibility study exploring the role of pre-operative assessment when examining the mechanism of 'chemo-brain' in breast cancer patients.
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Stress levels amongst nurses caring for women with breast cancer: results from a survey of nurses on the south east coast.
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Patient-reported outcome measures for cancer caregivers: a systematic review.
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Second international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY2).
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Reply to P.F. Pinsky, C.P. Crum, and M.W. McIntosh et al.
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Overtreatment of Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
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NEW Pilot Workshops

Talking with Patients about Metastatic Bone Disease (MBD)
Facilitator: Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield

Monday September 19th (12.30pm to 5.30pm) – Prostate Cancer
Tuesday September 20th (9am to 1pm) – Breast Cancer
Venue to be confirmed: RNLI College West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ

The pilot workshop is aimed at clinicians and nurses treating and caring for breast and/or prostate cancer patients with Metastatic Bone Disease (MBD). Participants can attend one or both half days (CMEs applied for).

The workshop uses a set of 5 newly created educational videos illustrating different MBD consultations. The scenarios do not show the “right” or “wrong” way to discuss MBD but are used as “triggers” to engage participants in discussion. The groups are small with a maximum of 10 delegates and facilitated by Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield.

Attendance is free as the course costs are covered by charitable funds but travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Places are limited so for more information, or, to register please email adminshore-c@sussex.ac.uk




Job Opportunity in SHORE-C

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Fixed term, 2 years, full time 
Salary range: starting at £38,896 and rising to £46,414 per annum
Closing date for applications: 26 August 2016
Expected start date: 1 November 2016

Previous applicants need not apply

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer (SHORE-C) unit at the University of Sussex. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher in applied statistics and/or psychology to become involved in the analysis of psychosocial data from the largest ever cancer screening trial in the UK. The SHORE-C unit is based in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and for the last 15 years it has collected vast amounts of data pertaining to health and ovarian cancer screening, sexual activity, mental health. Current research areas include analysis of quality of life in cancer trials, patient preferences for different treatments, cognition, communication and other interventional studies. The appointee would be working in a dynamic multidisciplinary team including cancer psychologists, clinical trial coordinators, data managers and statisticians. Follow this link to full details on the University of Sussex, Jobs at Sussex website.

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