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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 quality of life 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.


Start 10/04/2012
End 31/03/2013



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.

Location of trial


For more information

Please note: we cannot help you to join a specific trial. Unless we state otherwise in this trial summary, you need to print this page and take it to your own doctor to discuss.

Find out how to join a trial or contact our cancer information nurses for other questions about cancer by phone (0808 800 4040), by email, or at

The Information Nurses
Cancer Research UK
Angel Building
407 St John Street

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
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Updated: 27 November 2014