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Research project: Triple negative breast cancer: perceptions of prognosis, psychological impact and care needs - Dormant - Dormant

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Clinicians report women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (BC) experience greater distress than women with other BC types. Especially at the end of chemotherapy/radiotherapy when their peers are offered further treatments. However no research has been conducted to investigate this, nor how this relates to need for support.

This longitudinal qualitative study will explore and compare over time perceptions of diagnosis and prognosis, distress and support needs of 10 women with triple negative BC as compared with 10 women with another BC type of a similar prognosis. Participants will be recruited from two London cancer centres. We will conduct in-depth, semi-structured, audio-taped interviews on two occasions; before and after chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment. Framework Analysis will be used to identify themes, patterns and between group differences. Results will be used to make suggestions for service development/improvement and research will be developed to further explore the issues and needs of this group.

Clinicians report women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (BC) experience greater distress than women with other BC types. Especially at the end of chemotherapy/radiotherapy when their peers are offered further treatments. However no research has been conducted to investigate this, nor how this relates to need for support. This longitudinal qualitative study will explore and compare over time perceptions of diagnosis and prognosis, distress and support needs of 10 women with triple negative BC as compared with 10 women with another BC type of a similar prognosis. Participants will be recruited from two London cancer centres. We will conduct in-depth, semi-structured, audio-taped interviews on two occasions; before and after chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment. Framework Analysis will be used to identify themes, patterns and between group differences. Results will be used to make suggestions for service development/improvement and research will be developed to further explore the issues and needs of this group.

Project team

Professor Alison Richardson

External
Dr Jo Armes, King’s College London Dr Andy Tutt
Ms Amanda Shewbridge

Project funder

Breast Cancer Campaign

Associated research themes

Breast cancer
Cancer
Psychological impact
Patient experience
Supportive care

Related research groups

Complex Healthcare Processes
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