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.

Cancer type:

Breast cancer





This pilot (feasibility) study is looking at how treatments affect the quality of life Open a glossary item of people with cancer.

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.

Trial design

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.

Hospital visits

There are no extra hospital visits if you agree to take part in this study.

Side effects

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.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Professor Simon Dixon

Supported by

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

Questions about cancer? Contact our information nurses

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 9436

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Harriet wanted to try new treatments

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“I was keen to go on a clinical trial. I wanted to try new cancer treatments and hopefully help future generations.”

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