"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”
A study looking at how teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is to learn more about how teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. The study is for teenagers and young adults who have been diagnosed with one of the following cancers
More about this trial
This study is recruiting teenagers and young adults between 13 and 29 years old. We use the term ‘you’ in the summary, but of course if you are a parent, we are referring to your child.
Because cancer is more unusual in this age group, researchers are interested to see how long it takes to find the cancer and how doctors go about making the diagnosis.
In this study, they will ask you to fill in a questionnaire and ask permission to look at your medical notes.
The aim of the study is to identify possible delays in diagnosing cancer in teenagers and young adults. Finding any delays and the cause of delays will help to improve the way we look after teenagers and young adults with cancer in the future.
Who can enter
The researchers need 300 to 400 teenagers and young adults to join this study.
You fill in a questionnaire asking about
- The symptoms you may have had before being diagnosed
- How long it took for your cancer to be diagnosed and for you to start treatment
- Any tests you had
The researchers will also ask if they can contact your GP and hospital doctors for further information about your cancer and its treatment.
There are no extra hospital visits if you take part. The questionnaire will take about 20 minutes to do. You do this online. The team will send you the details of how to log in by post, email or will hand them to you at one of your hospital appointments.
The questionnaire will ask you about the time leading up to when you were diagnosed. You may get upset thinking about this. If you do, you can talk to one of the study team or a member of your medical team.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Daniel Stark
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
University of Leeds