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Research & Education in Cancer

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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

SHORE-C Two-Day Residential Courses in Brighton


"Quality of Survival: a new concept framework to assess the quality of prolonged life in cancer" Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care

"Self-reported sexual health: Breast cancer survivors compared to women from the general population – an observational study" BioMed Central

"The Cost-effectiveness of Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Results from the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS)" The British Journal of Cancer

"A new paradigm or a misrepresentation of current communication research and teaching." Letter to the Editor of Medical Education

"A user-centred approach to developing bWell, a mobile app for arm and shoulder exercises after breast cancer treatment." Journal of Cancer Survivorship

"The pervasive nature of uncertainty—a qualitative study of patients with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers." Journal of Cancer Survivorship

"Switching between intravenous and subcutaneous trastuzumab: Safety results from the PrefHer trial". The Breast

"Long-Term Follow-Up of the Intergroup Exemestane Study." Journal of Clinical Oncology

"The effect of ovarian cancer screening on sexual activity and functioning: results from the UK collaborative trial of ovarian cancer screening RCT" in British Journal of Cancer (restricted access/subscription required).

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 morered arrow

Patient-reported outcome measures of the impact of cancer on patients’ everyday lives: a systematic review. Read morered arrow

Confusion Over Differences in Registration and Randomization Criteria for the LORIS (Low-Risk DCIS) Trial. Read morered arrow

3rd ESO-ESMO international consensus guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC3). Simultaneously published in Annals of Oncology and The Breast. Read morered arrow

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 morered arrow

Sexual dysfunction in breast cancer survivors: cross-cultural adaptation of the Sexual Activity Questionnaire for use in Portugal. Read morered arrow


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Cancer expert teams up with Liz Hurley for worldwide campaign

Dame Lesley Fallowfield, Professor of Psycho-oncology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), has been selected as the key academic for The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign as it launches its attempt at a record-breaking year in the fight to end breast cancer. Read more ...


We are seeking to appoint a part time Data Manager for two days a week here at SHORE-C. Closing date for applications is 31st October 2017. Follow this link for further details.

British Science Festival Talk by Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield

For most women, being diagnosed with breast cancer causes significant emotional stress. The pressure of making important decisions about treatments, which often come with distressing side effects, can increase anxiety. Dame Lesley Fallowfield discussed her research into the psychological impact of breast cancer and showed how doctors can minimise stress by improving communication around risk and uncertainty of test results and recommended treatments. Listen to the talk here


Best poster prize for Lucy Matthews for her AVALPROFS poster. What a great end to a great conference!

PROACT lucky construct poster at BPOS

PROACT 'lucky' construct poster at BPOS

SHORE-C and CU Fitter

Sue with CUFitter poster

Sue Catt explaining the CUFitter poster at the BPOS conference.

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


Dame Lesley is quoted in a recent Medicine Matters Oncology online article titled 'The time is right for Patient Reported Outcomes'

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:

Do drugs that offer PFS or modest OS benefits improve quality of life in patients with advanced cancer?  

Uncertainty about the future for patients with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers: A qualitative view.

Measuring the impact of extended cancer survival on broader aspects of life and wellbeing: The PROACT Study.


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