Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study looking at lung cancer diagnosed after emergency admission to hospital
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at the experiences of people who are diagnosed with lung cancer after being admitted to hospital as an emergency.
Some people are diagnosed with cancer after coming in to hospital as an emergency. This happens more with lung cancer than with other types of cancer.
Researchers want to find out more about peoples’ experiences in this situation. In this study, they are asking people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer to complete questionnaires. They may also ask them to take part in an interview.
You will not get any direct benefit from taking part in this study and it will not affect your treatment or care. The researchers hope that the information they gather will help to improve care for people with lung cancer in the future.
Who can enter
You may be invited to join this study if you have been diagnosed with lung cancer following an emergency admission to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The researchers will ask about 150 people to fill in 2 questionnaires. They will ask about 30 people to take part in an interview.
The first questionnaire will ask how you are feeling physically and emotionally, as well as some questions about practical issues. The other will ask about your experiences both leading up to going into hospital and since your admission.
If you take part in an interview, a researcher will ask about your experiences in more detail. They will ask about any symptoms or problems you had before going into hospital. They will also ask what you think about the care you had when you were in hospital.
You can have the interview on your own, or with your main
If you don’t feel well enough to fill in the questionnaires or to have the interview, (or don’t want to do so for any reason), the researchers may still invite your carer to complete the questionnaires or have an interview to learn about their experiences.
All the information you and your carer give is
It takes about 30 minutes to complete the questionnaires. If you have an interview, this will take up to an hour. It will take place after you leave hospital, at a time and place that is convenient for you. The researcher can visit you at home or somewhere else if you would prefer.
You may find some of the questions upsetting or difficult to answer. You don’t have to answer any of the questions you don’t want to.
If you have any concerns as a result of taking part in the study, the researchers will ask your permission to let your medical team know, so that they can give you appropriate support.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Dr Andrew Wilcock
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
University of Nottingham