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Opportunities to work with other organisations and researchers:
- Nicolette Gregg, MSc student from Royal Holloway University of London, is running a research study looking at how self-compassion, compassion from others, shame, and self-criticism can help or hinder routine cervical screening attendance for women who have been sexually assaulted. The research involves attending a focus group of 4-8 women in June 2019. This project aims to develop theory and practice to help women attend cervical screenings in a safe and compassionate way. If interested in this study, please contact [email protected], who will provide the information sheet for further details.
- An MSc student at Royal Holloway University of London is conducting a study about compassion and cervical screening attendance in women who have experienced sexual violence. They are interested in whether these things play a role in managing difficulties that people may experience. Take part in the survey. This subject may be sensitive or overwhelming, so you are encouraged to read the information on the first page of survey before agreeing to take part. For further information, contact [email protected]
- Researchers at Loughborough University want to learn more about the recovery process of women who have been treated for cervical cancer. They are interested in identifying how factors such as physical activity may contribute to an enhanced recovery. They hope the results of the study can be used to inform healthcare professionals and other women who have had treatment for cervical cancer which types of physical activity are enjoyable and most effective for aiding recovery and increasing quality of life in the month and years after treatment. For more information, please contact Ms. Nessa Millet by email ([email protected]) or mobile (07551460347).
- University College London and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are recruting participants for two clinical trials. The INTERLACE trial, for people whose stage 1B2 to 1Va cervical cancer cannot be removed by surgery, investigates whether an additional short-course of chemotherapy given on a weekly schedule immediately before standard chemoradiation is a better treatment. The SHAPE trial, for people with early stage 1A2 or 1B1 cervical cancer, compares whether a simple hysterectomy and removal of pelvic lymph nodes is as good a treatment as radical hysterectomy and removal of pelvic lymph nodes. Please discuss with your doctor if you are interested in taking part. More details are available on the CRUK website.
The Royal Marsden Hospital with the Institute of Cancer Research are conducting a trial looking at whether Magnetic Resonance guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is useful for the treatment of symptoms of women's cancers that have come back (e.g. pain, bleeding) in cases where other treatments (e.g. radiotherapy and chemotherapy) have not worked. Prof Nandita deSouza's team is recruiting eligible patients for the trial which is taking place at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, London. Please click here for more information or email the MRgHIFU Clinical Research Fellow Dr Georgios Imseeh ([email protected]) or call 020 8661 3119.
- Are you 60-70 years old? Have you had an abnormal screening result in the last few years? Researchers at UCL want to explore attitudes to extending cervical screening post-64 years and are looking for women who are interested in helping design their research. If you are interested please contact Dr Laura Marlow by email: [email protected] or telephone 020 7679 1798.
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre with the University of Liverpool are conducting a trial called COMICE looking at whether olaparib and cediranib can improve treatment for cancer of the cervix that has spread or come back. The trial will take place in participating hospitals around the UK and are planning to recruit eligible patients until November 2019. In this trial, some people have cediranib and olaparib and some have dummy drugs (placebo). Please click here for more information or email COMICE Trial Coordinator Karen Scott [email protected].
Help design a study to improve healthcare for women with gynaecological symptoms. This is a study for women aged 18 to 64 who have had any bleeding between periods or after sex in the past 2 years. Contact Alex Castanon on [email protected] to find out more.
The National Cancer Research Institute - Priority Setting Partnership: A survey asking questions about what people living with and beyond cancer feel are the most important questions for researchers to answer.
- Share your experience of the NHS cervical screening programme: UCL are collecting your experiences to find out how the programme can offer more support.