Health Sciences

Research project: Macmillan Survivorship Research Group - 5 year research programme

Our research

Around 2 million people are living with or beyond cancer in the UK and this figure is rising by more than 3% per year (Macmillan, 2008). Whilst increasing survival rates are to be celebrated, the experiences and needs of those who have completed their primary cancer treatment are relatively neglected (DoH, 2007).

Health professionals may be unaware of who is struggling with problems (Maher & Makin, 2007). Self management support can increase quality of life (QoL) and confidence in managing problems associated with cancer (Lev et al, 2001). Our research programme will identify who is most likely to need self management support following primary treatment and what forms this should take.

Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

Currently Active: Yes

Project Overview

Project team

Claire Foster, Kim Chivers Seymour, Phil Cotterell, Matthew Breckons, Chloe Grimmett, Christine May, Alejandra Recio Saucedo, Carol Hill

CRUK PhD studentship – Kim Chivers Seymour
Faculty of Health Sciences studentship – Issy Scott

Project  funder

Macmillan Cancer Support

Associated research themes

  • Cancer survivors
    Health and well-being
    Self management



Publications associated with this project from The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints):

Key Publications

Corner, Jessica (2008) Addressing the needs of cancer survivors: issues and challenges. Expert Rev. Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res, 8, (5), 443-451. (doi:10.1586/14737167.8.5.443).


Members of staff associated with this project: