The central aim of Sussex Health Outcomes, Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C) is to conduct pragmatic research in psychosocial oncology.
Our work includes:
Measuring Quality of Life (QoL) in clinical trials of cancer therapy
Designing Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures
Developing and evaluating interventions to help patients deal with treatment side-effects
Producing educational materials and helping to improve communication skills of Cancer Healthcare Professionals
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.
Questioning assent: how are children's views included as families make decisions about clinical trials?
A feasibility study exploring the role of pre-operative assessment when examining the mechanism of 'chemo-brain' in breast cancer patients.
Stress levels amongst nurses caring for women with breast cancer: results from a survey of nurses on the south east coast.
Patient-reported outcome measures for cancer caregivers: a systematic review.
Second international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY2).
Reply to P.F. Pinsky, C.P. Crum, and M.W. McIntosh et al.
Overtreatment of Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
QoL after Bladder Cancer: A Prospective Study Comparing Patient-related Outcomes after Radical Surgery or Radical Radiotherapy for Bladder Cancer.
PROFESSOR LESLEY FALLOWFIELD MADE DAME
DAME COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - Professor Lesley Jean Fallowfield.
"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."
UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) Trial Results
UKCTOCS CC and RC Leads 2015
The UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) mortality results and psychological outcomes were published on 17/12/2015 at a public meeting in London and also in the Lancet. To read about the study and for links to the public meeting and publications click Here