"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”
A study looking for the best way to measure how well surgery for stomach cancer works (GASTROS)
This study is for people with stomach cancer who have had, or are going to have, surgery to remove all or part of their stomach.
More about this trial
- part of the stomach if the cancer is at the lower end of your stomach (partial gastrectomy)
- all of the stomach if the cancer is in the middle of your stomach (total gastrectomy)
- how successful treatment was in treating the cancer
- the side effects of treatment
- what was the people’s
quality of lifeafter treatment
Who can enter
- you have stomach cancer
- you have had, or are going to have surgery to remove all or part of your stomach
- doctors think that surgery can cure your cancer
- you are at least 18 years old
- are going to have stomach cancer surgery to help with your symptoms (palliative treatment)
- have had, or are going to have surgery to remove the cancer using a long flexible tube (endoscope)
- nurses who look after people with stomach cancer
- surgeons who perform stomach cancer surgery
- your age and gender
- the country you live in and who you live with
- what type of stomach cancer surgery you have had
You don’t have any extra hospital visits as part of this trial. You complete the online questionnaires at home using a computer, phone or tablet.
The study team doesn’t think that you will have any side effects from taking part in this study. You may find upsetting answering questions about your cancer treatment. You don’t have to answer all the questions if you don’t want to.
You have a phone number to call a cancer nurse specialist if you need to speak to someone.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Bilal Alkhaffaf
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
International Gastric Cancer Association – European Chapter
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Research Council (MRC)
University of Manchester