Research studies If you'd like to participate in one of the research studies listed please use the contact details below to get in touch. Exploring the experiences and support needs of people such as wives, partners, family members or friends who support, or have supported, a man who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.A PhD researcher at the University of the West of England is conducting an interview study to better understand the experiences of wives, partners, family members and friends who currently support and care for men with breast cancer or have provided support and care in the past. For more information, please email Beth Herring at [email protected] or follow the link: https://go.uwe.ac.uk/malebreastcancercarers BoMIO study – improving surgical care for patients with secondary (metastatic) bone cancer.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are looking for individuals living with metastatic (secondary) bone cancer or their relatives/carers to complete an online questionnaire exploring which aspects of cancer treatment they consider most important. The results will help surgeons to compare and improve care in different centres across the UK. If you would like to know more, please follow this link. Or email [email protected] for more information. Understanding acceptance and other psychological processes with symptoms and distress in women with breast cancer: PHASE 1 Qualitative Interviews. Have you managed distress or physical symptoms during your breast cancer diagnosis? Research students at King’s College London are conducting interviews to explore the experiences of women with stage I-III breast cancer taking hormone therapy. If you are interested to find out more then click here or email [email protected] Investigating the role of illness-related rumination in psychological and physical health outcomes in those diagnosed with cancerUnderstanding factors that influence how people cope after a cancer diagnosis is important to better support those recently diagnosed. Researchers at the University of Surrey are carrying out an online survey study to explore the different ways people think about their illness and how this may be associated with their psychological wellbeing. If you want to find out more about the study and/or are interested to take part, click here. For further information, please email [email protected] Cancer, Fertility and MeResearchers at Leeds Beckett University are seeking participants in a research study to evaluate a new patient decision aid called Cancer, Fertility and Me, using an online questionnaire. The freely available aid has been developed to help women of reproductive age (16 years and older) make important decisions about preserving their fertility before starting cancer treatment. It is hoped that the resource will also assist cancer and fertility professionals when discussing fertility preservation options with their patients. To access the decision aid and complete the questionnaire, please click here. Navigating Sexual Health ChangesResearchers in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada are conducting an online study to investigate how women navigate changes to sexuality after treatments/interventions for breast cancer. To find out more and undertake an online screening/eligibility survey for the study, please contact Stephanie Gauvin at [email protected] The experience of male breast cancerResearchers at Birkbeck College, University of London are carrying out a study of the experience of men diagnosed with breast cancer, to raise awareness and understanding of this rare disease. If you are a man who has been recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and are interested in taking part in this study or would like further information, please contact R. McCracken at [email protected] Development of a Quality of Life Questionnaire for patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer‘What’s it like living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? Researchers from the University of Leeds are conducting a study that seeks to learn more about the experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer and the impact it has on their lives. For further information, please contact Christopher Bedding.Tel: 0113 206 8520 or email: C.M.Bedding1:leeds.ac.uk A novel online program for fatigue: a feasibility studyResearchers from King’s College, London are conducting a feasibility study to investigate how persistent fatigue can affect how people process information. It will explore whether an online computer program can change how the brain processes information. For further information, please go to www.flexproject.co.uk Living better with advanced breast cancer: LIBERATE: A study of a supportive, self management website for women living with secondary breast cancerResearchers from the University of Leeds are conducting a study, funded by the charity Breast Cancer Now, to assess the use of a new interactive website tailored to the needs of women living with secondary breast cancer. If you are interested in taking part in the study, please contact Kathleen Kane ([email protected]) for further information An online study into understanding resilience in breast cancer survivorsResearchers at King's College, London are looking for participants for an online research study. The aim of the research is to understand if a new online programme, designed to build resilience in people who have been treated for breast cancer, can reduce worry and low mood. If you would like to find out more about the study, please go to www.frameproject.co.uk MREC 19-076 - Exploring the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the public, seldom heard communities and those with breast cancer: Co-creating healthcare system resilienceResearchers at the University of Leeds are conducting an interview study to explore what people with breast cancer are doing to support their current care, treatment and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested to find out more and/or take part in this study, to contact Darci Tillbrook, please click here.