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
Chapter 18 “The Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments on Cognition” in Alistair Ring & Marina Parton (Eds) Breast Cancer Survivorship Springer
Too hot, too cold or can we get it just right? What emotional distance should oncologists keep from their patients? Read more
Patient-reported outcome measures of the impact of cancer on patients’ everyday lives: a systematic review. Read more
Confusion Over Differences in Registration and Randomization Criteria for the LORIS (Low-Risk DCIS) Trial. Read more
3rd ESO-ESMO international consensus guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC3). Simultaneously published in Annals of Oncology and The Breast. Read more
Final results of the TANIA randomised phase III trial of bevacizumab after progression on first-line bevacizumab therapy for HER2-negative locally recurrent/metastatic breast cancer. Read more
Sexual dysfunction in breast cancer survivors: cross-cultural adaptation of the Sexual Activity Questionnaire for use in Portugal. Read more
Endocrine Therapy for Hormone Receptor–Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines Read more
Therapeutic aims of drugs offering only progression-free survival are
misunderstood by patients, and oncologists may be overly optimistic about likely benefits. Read more
Ovarian Cancer in Nature Reviews Disease Primers (restricted access) Read more
Dame Lesley is quoted in a recent Medicine Matters Oncology online article titled 'The time is right for Patient Reported Outcomes'
SHORE-C Belles have reached John O'Groats! Taking part in the University of Sussex 'Commit to Get Far' programme, we have run, walked and played 900+ miles. In the picture above, Rachel, Lucy, Sue and Val are celebrating our success. And we're still going ...
SHORE-C and CU Fitter
SHORE-C researchers are collaborating with Cancer United, a cancer patient support group based in Littlehampton. Their CU Fitter initiative was recently covered by ITV Meridian news on 29th January 2017. Click here to view the ITV Meridian News item
Cancer Survivorship Conference poster presentations
Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield and Dr Val Shilling presented posters at the ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care & Research in San Diego California on 28th January 2017. To view the posters, click on the titles below: