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Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer

Research areas

Our research improves lives, from those affected by cancer to the healthcare professionals supporting them.

Our expertise

We collaborate with health organisations and national agencies, from NHS England and Health Education England to hospitals and research teams around the world.

Our expertise lies in:

  • UK-wide prospective cohort studies
  • cancer survivorship
  • early detection and inherited predisposition
  • co-creating and testing complex interventions in self-management support
  • patient facing decision support tools
  • evaluation of service innovation
  • qualitative studies embedded within large clinical trials

We apply our research expertise and methods to conditions beyond cancer where appropriate.

Research themes

Our themes include:

  • advancing understanding of the nature and complexity of recovery in those who have cancer through large prospective cohort studies 
  • developing and testing new forms of self-management support for people affected by cancer 
  • developing and testing new approaches to supporting people involved in complex decision making 
  • advancing understanding of patient outcomes and experiences by developing measures and tools and exploiting large datasets 
  • developing and testing education resources for health care professionals 
  • evaluating evidence-based health service transformation