February 18, 2016

Australian study to understand the experience of lung cancer patients

How are you? It’s a simple question but for lung cancer patients it could be just enough to start a very important conversation about quality of life. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology including 2,442 patients over 11 years, Professor Jeff A. Sloan reported that newly-diagnosed lung cancer patients who rated their quality of life higher generally lived longer with the disease.

In 2016, the Centre for Community-Driven Research and Lung Foundation Australia will conduct a study to understand the experience of lung cancer patients and the improvements that can be made for future patients, particularly in relation to quality of life and patient preferences for treatment and care. The studies will involve a combination of online questionnaires and short telephone interviews. Each study is reviewed by independent experts and an ethics committee to ensure the research is robust and does not cause any harm to participants.

We can’t do this without your help. If you would like to learn more or register your interest in any of the studies, click here or email cmholliday@cfcdr.org or phone Catherine Holliday on 02 9221 7767.