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The University of Southampton
Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

About us

Our research programme is underpinned by the priority questions identified by the Macmillan Listening Study, the first study of its kind to involve people living with cancer in setting the direction of cancer research: 1) How does cancer and its treatment impact on people’s daily lives? 2) How can people be supported to manage this impact? Our research programme is also informed by our conceptual framework of recovery of health and wellbeing.


How does cancer and its treatment impact on people’s daily lives?

As the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, we have established a series of UK-wide prospective cohort studies (including CREW, HORIZONS) to identify the impact of cancer and its treatment on people. We were the first in the UK to collect detailed psychosocial and clinical information from people diagnosed with cancer from before their treatment began and up to five years later. We have also established the UK cohort for Movember Global Registry. Our ENABLE project is exploring the importance of self-management support in people living with advanced cancer.


How can the impact of cancer and treatment be supported?

Having identified the impact of cancer on everyday lives, it is important to ensure problems are routinely identified and supported swiftly and effectively. We co-create and develop interventions to identify and support patient-identified need, including:


A new name: Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer (CentRIC+)

The increasing breadth of our activities and the range of funding streams supporting the work means we started 2022 with a new name. We continue to collaborate with people living with cancer, health professionals, commissioners, policy makers, charities, health care providers and others to provide the evidence needed to deliver patient-centred care.

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