A study looking at an online programme for people who have had prostate, breast or bowel cancer (CLASP)

Cancer type:

Bowel (colorectal) cancer
Breast cancer
Prostate cancer

Status:

Open

Phase:

Other
This study is looking at whether an online programme called Renewed can help people improve their quality of life. It is for people who have had 1 of the following cancers:
  • prostate
  • breast
  • bowel 
Everyone taking part has finished their main cancer treatment in the last 10 years. Or is having active surveillance for prostate cancer. 

More about this trial

Renewed is an online programme that can help people to:
  • be more active
  • reduce their stress levels
  • manage their weight
  • eat a healthy diet
  • feel less tired 
The programme was developed using feedback from healthcare professionals and people who have had cancer.
 
Everyone taking part in this study joins 1 of the following groups:
  • usual care
  • usual care and access to the Renewed programme
  • usual care and access to the Renewed programme with help from a nurse or healthcare assistant 
The main aim of this study is to find out whether the Renewed programme helps to improve the quality of life Open a glossary item of people who have had cancer.

Who can enter

The following bullet points list the entry conditions for this study. Talk to your doctor or the study team if you are unsure about any of these. They will be able to advise you. 
 
Who can take part
You may be able to join this study if you have 1 of the following cancers:
  • breast cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • bowel cancer
And all of the following applies. You:
  • have finished your main cancer treatment in the past 10 years or you are having active surveillance for prostate cancer
  • have internet access
  • have problems with your quality of life
  • are at least 18 years old
Who can’t take part
You cannot join this study if any of these apply. You:
  • have had more than 1 type of cancer in the past 5 years or your cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic)
  • have sarcoma or lymphoma of the breast
  • are having cancer treatment apart from hormone therapy
  • you have had cancer treatment in the past month unless it was hormone therapy
  • are going to start a new cancer treatment during this study
  • have a serious mental health problem such as dementia or depression that isn’t controlled
  • live with someone who is also taking part in the CLASP study  

Trial design

Researchers hope that around 2500 people will take part. 
 
The study team will give you log in details to access the Renewed website. The first time to log in, you complete some questionnaires. It takes about 30 minutes to complete them. Then, the Renewed programme puts you into 1 of the following groups at random:
  • usual care
  • usual care and access to the Renewed programme
  • usual care and access to the Renewed programme with help from a healthcare professional 
Neither you nor the study team will be able to decide which group you are in.
 
Usual care (group 1)
You see your doctor and specialist nurse regularly and have the usual support (standard of care). You can also access the NHS Live Well website for advice and tips to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing. 
 
After a year, you can also have access to the Renewed online programme if you want to.
 
Usual care and access to the Renewed programme (group 2)
You see your doctor and specialist nurse and have the usual support. You also have access to the Renewed online programme. 
 
The Renewed programme has different parts (modules). You can choose the parts of the programme you want to use. The programme can help you to:
  • become more active
  • have a healthy diet
  • lose weight
  • reduce stress
  • improve your mental wellbeing 
You receive emails to remind you and encourage you to complete the different modules.
 
Usual care and access to the Renewed programme with help from a healthcare professional (group 3)
You have usual care and access the Renewed programme in the same way as group 2. You also see or speak with a nurse or healthcare assistant that has had training and can help you with the programme.
 
You see or speak with the healthcare professional 1 or 2 weeks after logging on to the Renewed programme for the first time. You can also have more support after 4 and 8 weeks if you need it.
 
All groups 
Everyone taking part completes an online questionnaire after 6 months and a year. The questionnaire asks about your feelings and whether the programme has helped you to improve your quality of life.  
 

Hospital visits

You do not need to have extra hospital visits. If you join group 3, you can meet the nurse or healthcare assistant at your GP surgery. Or you can speak to them by phone or email.

Side effects

There are no side effects from taking part in this study. Completing the questionnaires and talking about your concerns can be upsetting. You have support from the programme and your medical team if you need it.

Location

Bangor
Oxford
Southampton

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor Paul Little
Professor Lucy Yardley

Supported by

University of Southampton
NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

15159

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