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Professor Val Jenkins at ASCO

Professor Jenkins at ASCO

Professor Val Jenkins recently attended the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. Professor Jenkins presented a poster entitled Talking about Risk, Uncertainties of Testing in Genetics (TRUSTING).

News item posted 14/06/2024

Professor Lesley Fallowfield at ASCO

Professor Fallowfield and Dr Yukinori Ozaki at ASCO

Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield recently attended the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. Professor Fallowfield presented a poster entitled Improving Patient understanding of GEP Test Results (IMPARTER4) an RCT.

News item posted 14/06/2024

Dr Val Shilling at the RSM

Dr Shilling presenting her talk

Dr Val Shilling recently gave a talk at the Royal Society of Medicine where she presented early findings from a pilot study looking at the feasibility and acceptability of virtual learning in communication skills training. The pilot study looked specifically at the learning module 'Navigating Angry Conversations', a module developed by Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield with the RSM and BodySwaps. To read more about this virtual reality training programme for doctors and medical students, see the articles from the University of Sussex and Royal Society of Medicine

News item posted 07/06/2024

Professor Fallowfield at ESMO Berlin

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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield recently attended ESMO Breast Cancer Annual Congress in Berlin Germany. Professor Fallowfield gave a presentation as part of the Medscape Symposium entitled Living with HER2: Understanding the road to survivorship. The panel led symposium adopted a patient-centered approach in discussing therapeutic strategies for reducing the risk of disease recurrence and brain metastases in patients with HER2+ early breast cancer, the implications of real-world evidence for adjuvant therapy, how to implement optimal care pathways, and the need for diversity in clinical trials.

News item posted 24/05/2024

Professor Fallowfield Interviewed for ITV News

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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield was recently interviewed by ITV for a news item about the Infected Blood Inquiry. Professor Fallowfield is involved in the inquiry as an expert witness and contributed to the report which explored the communication and psychosocial implications for those affected. The segment is entitled Our last chance at justice, says Portsmouth woman as Blood Inquiry outcome looms and can be viewed here

News item posted 17/05/2024

'I know how to measure difficult things'

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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield was recently interviewed by Dr Jon Sutton for the British Psychologoical Society magazine The Psychologist. During the interview they discuss her career at the cutting edge of psycho-oncology, improving the experiences of those with cancer by creating new ways to measure difficult things, and forging new paths to help people talk about the disease.

You can read a transcript of the interview here

News item posted 16/05/2024

POSNOC- 5-year Quality of Life data collection

The SHORE-C POSNOC team

The POsitive Sentinel NOde: adjuvant therapy alone versus adjuvant therapy plus Clearance or axillary radiotherapy (POSNOC) Study opened in 2014 and is one of the largest international breast surgery trials.

SHORE-C are coordinating the collection of the quality of life data from 1692 breast cancer patients. Participants complete questionnaires measuring, anxiety, general health, and breast cancer related issues when they join the study, at 3 and 6 months and then annually until 3 years.

In April 2024 the study team secured additional funding to collect quality of life data at 5 years. These postal questionnaires will be sent to participants at 5 years after they joined the study.

The patients' responses will provide valuable insight into how modern breast cancer treatments impact on patients' everyday lives and help researchers gain a better understanding of the long-term outcomes of breast cancer treatment.

More information about the POSNOC Study can be found here

News item posted 15/05/2024

New publication from the I-Prehab study

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De Sally Wheelwright has a new paper published this week in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. The purpose of the systematic review is to better understand access to, acceptance of and adherence to cancer prehabilitation. Read the paper here

News item posted 08/05/2024

New article in the Psychologist about SHORE-C film

image of patient and family member from article

Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield was recently interviewed by a journalist from The Pyschologist. As well as the article which will apprear in the print journal in due course, the Psychologist has published an online piece about the SHORE-C film 'They just don't know what to say or do'. Read the arcticle here

News item posted 01/05/2024

Professor Fallowfield Interviewed for ITV News

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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield was recently interviewed by ITV for a news item about the Infected Blood Inquiry. Professor Fallowfield is involved in the inquiry as an expert witness and contributed to the report which explored the communication and psychosocial implications for those affected. The segment is entitled We were cheaper than chimps Infected blood victim calls for justice over childhood testing and can be viewed here

News item posted 24/04/2024

Changes intervention filming

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Dr Sally Wheelwright had a busy weekend on set as filming for the Changes intervention got under way. The amazing cast and crew did a fantastic job and we can't wait to see the short film they produce. The film will be included alongside an explainer animation, interactive elements, tips and information on a website to support cancer patients with unintentional weight loss and those who support them at home. Visit the Changes project page here for more information.

News item posted 22/04/2024

New Staff at SHORE-C

Rachel

SHORE-C is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the team. Rachel is starting with us today as Research Assistant to support our ongoing projects.

News item posted 22/04/2024

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