Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study of the impact of cancer on family members (FROM 16)
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
Researchers are developing a
More about this trial
Doctors use quality of life questionnaires to find out how a person’s disease and its treatment affects their daily lives. This includes questions about their physical, social and mental (psychological) wellbeing.
A cancer diagnosis can have an impact on the quality of life of both the person with cancer and their family members.
Researchers have developed a quality of life questionnaire for the family. Before doctors can use the questionnaire, it needs further testing. They are asking people with cancer to ask their family if they would like to take part in this study. They will ask you and your family members to fill in a few questionnaires.
The aim of the study is to gather information about the impact of a diagnosis of cancer on the quality of life of the family members.
Please note neither you nor your family will have any direct benefit from taking part in the study. But in the future the researchers hope doctors can use these questionnaires. To help improve the quality of life of the patient and their family members.
Who can enter
The following bullet points are a summary of 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.
The study team want people with cancer to ask their family members to take part in the study.
Who can take part
As a family member you may be able to join this trial if all of the following apply. You:
- can use an electronic device to give
consentand to fill in the questionnaires
- are at least 18 years old
The study team need about 3,000 people with different diseases including cancer to take part.
You can decide which member or members of your family to ask to join the study. Then you fill in a survey when you agree to join the study. This includes:
- giving consent for your chosen member or members to take part
- basic details about yourself such as age, gender, and cancer diagnosis
Your chosen family member or members fill in 3 short questionnaires. The first includes:
- giving their consent to take part
- basic details about themselves such as age and gender
The other 2 questionnaires ask about the impact your cancer has had on their quality of life.
It takes about 5 to 7 minutes to complete all 3 questionnaires.
There are no hospital visits.
The study team don’t expect there being any distress by taking part. However, answering the questionnaires may allow useful conversation within a family.
How to join a clinical trial
Professor Andrew Y Finlay