June 16, 2020

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Bowel Cancer NZ is proud to be supporting this study by the University of Technology, Sydney.

Are you over 18 and living with cancer or look after someone who is? You are invited to participate in a survey study which is aiming to identify the key research questions which should be addressed as a priority to improve the management of symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

This survey is being conducted by a team of investigators from the Cancer Symptoms Trials (CST) unit at the University of Technology, Sydney.

They are interested in your views regarding which cancer symptoms have the biggest impact on daily life for people that are living with, or have lived with cancer and those that take care of them. This will help them identify gaps in the prevention, detection or management of these symptoms and provide a clear direction for future research and clinical trials. This is the first survey of its kind within Australia and New Zealand.

Your responses will assist them to advocate for and prioritise research into new medications, medical devices and non-medication treatments and clinical trials that in the view of people living with cancer, their families and health professionals who provide cancer care, have the greatest potential to significantly improve quality of life. This will look at the symptoms with the biggest impact during your anticancer treatment journey and through to life after cancer.

This survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Your opinions and experience will be greatly appreciated. For more information, and to begin the survey, please click on this link here.

If you have any queries, please email CST@uts.edu.au.