Take part in a research study
Research discoveries can’t happen on their own. Scientists need your valued input.
You can play a vital role in breast cancer research by volunteering to take part in a research study.
Studies can range from filling in survey questions, to large scale clinical trials that test the benefit of potential new therapies. All studies help towards developing better support and treatments for patients.
If you are interested in taking part in a clinical trial, you should always consult your healthcare team or GP.
Opportunities to take part in breast cancer research studies are listed below. All projects have been reviewed to ensure they have the appropriate ethical approval.
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Are thinking styles associated with physical health after a cancer diagnosis?
Institution: The University of Surrey
Location: UK-wide, Online anywhere
Type of study: Survey, Questionnaire
Dates: September 2020 – December 2020
Researchers at the University of Surrey are looking for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 24 months to complete a short questionnaire exploring thinking styles and physical health after a cancer diagnosis. The findings will help researchers improve ways to support those who are recently diagnosed.
If you are interested in taking part, please fill out a short questionnaire (15-20 minutes). Follow up questionnaires will be sent out 3 and 6 months later.Take part in survey
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Living better with advanced breast cancer: LIBERATE
A study of a supportive, self-management website for women living with secondary breast cancer
Institution: The University of Leeds
Location: UK-wide, Online anywhere
Type of study: Survey, Website testing
Dates: Until end of November 2020
Researchers from the University of Leeds are conducting a study to assess the use of a new interactive website tailored to the needs of women living with secondary breast cancer. They want to find out whether women living with secondary breast cancer find the website useful and whether it might positively impact their life and how they manage their cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and would be interested in taking part in this study, please email Kathleen Kane for further information.Contact research team
PRIMROSE Audit: A multi-centre audit of the care provided to patients with secondary breast cancer involving the brain
Institution: University of Liverpool
Type of Study: Observational, audit
Dates: Jan 2020 – Jul 2022
Researchers at the University of Liverpool wish to assess how breast cancer patients present with secondary disease involving the brain, how their care is managed across the UK and what impact this has on their survival. With this knowledge, they want to improve the services and care for secondary breast cancer patients.
The PRIMROSE audit will use anonymised data that is routinely collected from eligible patients diagnosed with secondary breast cancer involving the brain.
For more information please email the research team; email@example.com research team
Exploring the response to the COVID-19 pandemic with breast cancer participants
Institution: University of Leeds
Location: UK-wide (with particular interest in Yorkshire and Humber region)
Type of study: online interview
Dates: July 2020 – December 2020
Researchers at the University of Leeds are looking for people who have received treatment for breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic to talk about their experiences. This will take the format of an online interview with the option of two follow-up interviews later on. They are interested in your thoughts about your safety and wellbeing during this time, as well as how you have found interactions with staff and treatment environments.
If you are interested in taking part, please email Darci Tillbrook at D.Tillbrook1@leeds.ac.uk for more information.Contact research team