“Deborah agreed to take part in a trial as she was keen to help other cancer patients in the future. "If taking part in a trial means others might be helped then I’m very happy with that."
A study looking at quality of life of people with cancer (ECTQoL)
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This pilot (feasibility) study is looking at how treatments affect the
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) consider how a treatment affects quality of life when deciding if it should be available in England and Wales. So it is important to have the best information possible.
The researchers want to identify a better way of finding out how treatment affects a person’s quality of life. Initially they will do this with people who have breast cancer. If this is successful they will do the same for other cancers.
The aim of this study is to find out if it is possible to do a large study on how cancer treatments affect quality of life.
Who can enter
You may be invited to enter this study if you are attending the breast cancer clinic at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Liverpool and you are at least 18 years old.
This is a pilot study. It will recruit 80 people.
You fill in a short questionnaire with 5 questions about your health. You should be able to do this by yourself. If you can’t, the research nurse can help you. It should take about 5 minutes.
There are no extra hospital visits if you agree to take part in this study.
There are no side effects if you take part in this study. You may become upset while thinking about your care and answering the questions. If you do you can talk to one of the researchers about it.
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.
Professor Simon Dixon
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University of Sheffield