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Welcome to Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group

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 in clinical trials of cancer therapy
  2. Designing Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures
  3. Developing and evaluating interventions to help patients deal with side-effects
  4. Producing educational materials and helping to improve communication skills of Cancer Healthcare Professionals


A feasibility study exploring the role of pre-operative assessment when examining the mechanism of 'chemo-brain' in breast cancer patients.  Read morered arrow

Stress levels amongst nurses caring for women with breast cancer: results from a survey of nurses on the south east coast.  Read morered arrow

Patient-reported outcome measures for cancer caregivers: a systematic review.  Read morered arrow

Second international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY2). Read morered arrow

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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Quality of Life after Bladder Cancer: A Prospective Study Comparing Patient-related Outcomes after Radical Surgery or Radical Radiotherapy for Bladder Cancer.
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Pain and analgesic use associated with skeletal-related events in patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases.
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Ovarian cancer screening and mortality in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS): a randomised controlled trial. Read morered arrow

A study of the validity and the reliability of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory in screening for anxiety after stroke in older inpatients. Read morered arrow

Addressing overtreatment of screen detected DCIS; the LORIS trial. Read morered arrow


BMJ CONFIDENTIAL profile published "Lesley Fallowfield: Psycho-oncology supremo" Read morered arrow

Professor Lesley Jean Fallowfield is made a Dame

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"Professor Fallowfield, Professor of Psycho-Oncology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, is an exceptional scientist who has transformed the way health professionals communicate with cancer patients and improved their quality of care. She has pioneered quality-of-life assessment in cancer trials and the tools she has developed for this are now used worldwide. Her work has also significantly improved the recruitment of patients into clinical trials. She was Chair of the British Breast Group, which brings together UK experts in breast cancer, and sits on numerous panels, advisory boards and guidelines development groups that aim to ensure quality cancer care for patients."

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