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University of Southampton clinical trial needs volunteers

Published: 30 May 2012

Approximately two million people are living with or beyond cancer in the UK, and this figure is rising by 3% each year.

Cancer survivors can face a wide range of problems following primary treatment but one of the most frequent and distressing of these is cancer-related tiredness, also known as fatigue.

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG) have been developing a website to help support people living with fatigue and would like to find out what people think about it.

Matt Breckons, MSRG senior research assistant, says "Macmillan Cancer Support is funding a project to help support people living beyond cancer but experiencing fatigue after treatment. We are currently looking for individuals who have finished treatment for cancer and are experiencing fatigue, and would be interested in contributing to our research."

The MSRG are appearing for people to test the new website at home over two to three weeks in June and take part in a telephone call to give feedback after each session is completed (there are five sessions in total). Once the five sessions have been completed, the research group would like to speak the volunteers - in person, either at home or at the University - about their views of the website.

Volunteers will need their own computer at home and access to the internet to take part in this research study. For more information taking part in this study please contact the MSRG on 023 8059 6885 or visit 

Notes for editors


The University of Southampton is celebrating its 60th anniversary during 2012. 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, granted the Royal Charter that enabled the University of Southampton to award its own degrees in the early weeks of her reign in 1952

In the six decades to follow, Southampton has risen to become one of the leading universities in the UK with a global reputation for innovation through academic excellence and world-leading research. 

This year, the University's reputation continues to grow with the recent awarding of a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of Southampton's long-standing expertise in performance sports engineering.

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Becky Attwood, Media Relations, University of Southampton, Tel: 023 8059 5457 or 07545422512 email:


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