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Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer (CentRIC+)

Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC+ Understanding the impact of cancer on everyday lives and supporting people to live well

CentRICis improving understanding of the impact of cancer on everyday lives and supporting people to live well and manage the consequences to improve health and wellbeing.


Our research involves those at increased risk of cancer, those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis, their carers and health professionals. We include all aspects of health and wellbeing including physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, and financial consequences of cancer. 


Our expertise lies in UK wide prospective cohort studies, cancer survivorship, early detection, co-creating and testing complex interventions in self-management support, patient facing decision support tools, evaluation of service innovation, and qualitative studies within clinical trials. We apply our research expertise and methods to conditions beyond cancer where appropriate.


We collaborate with UK charities, health professional organisations and national agencies including NHS England and Health Education England, as well as hospitals and research teams across the UK and internationally.


CentRIC+ is based within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Our Ongoing Research


The safety and welfare of our participants, colleagues in the NHS and the study teams are our primary concern in light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic.


Please see the individual study pages for details on the status of each CentRIC+ study.


Now more than ever, we are committed to delivering our purpose to understand what is important to people with cancer during their treatment and the months and years afterwards.

Macmillan HORIZONS Programme

A cohort study to explore recovery of health and well-being in adults diagnosed with cancer. These cancer types are involved Breast NHL Gynae  

Macmillan ENABLE Study

A longitudinal qualitative study to understand the importance of self-management support in people living with cancer

Evaluations Programme

Our programme focuses on evaluating innovative models of service delivery and workforce development, aiming to deliver timely, personalised support for people living with cancer.

Digital innovations Programme

Developing and testing digital interventions to support self-management of cancer-related problems and decision making

Clinical Trials

Designing and delivering qualitative studies within clinical trials.

Recently Completed Projects

Macmillan CREW Cohort

A cohort study to explore recovery of health and well-being following primary treatment of colorectal cancer

Macmillan RESTORE

A web-based resource which aims to increase people's confidence to do things they want to do in spite of their cancer related fatigue

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