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Research portfolio

Our portfolio spans a range of methodologies and types of research. Some of our studies are highlighted below.

StudyTitleOur roleStatus
Therapy led MDT meetingsAn action research project to develop and evaluate a new model of therapy led MDT meetings and integrated care pathways for patients at a specialist cancer treatment centreChief-Investigator:
Emily Harrop
In set up
Proton Beam TherapyExploring cancer patients' and clinicians' expectations and experiences of Proton Beam Therapy in the UKChief-Investigator: Annmarie NelsonIn set up
PhABBarriers to and facilitators of physical activity in cancer patients with brain tumours in Wales and BangladeshChief Investigator: Ishrat IslamIn set up
ChronosComparative health research outcomes of novel surgery in prostate cancer: A phase II randomised controlled trial incorporating an internal pilotCo-Investigators: Mirella Longo, Annmarie NelsonOpen
RamboResearch assessment outcome measures for malignant bowel obstructionChief Investigator: Simon NobleOpen
Cochrane ReviewEarly palliative interventions for improving outcomes in people with a primary malignant brain tumour and their carers: a Cochrane ReviewChief Investigator: Anthony ByrneOpen
Bereavement Support ServicesA scoping survey of bereavement support services in WalesChief Investigators: Anthony Byrne, Emily HarropReported
EMPOWEREvaluating a patient designed tool to reduce harm from cancer associated thrombosisChief-Investigator: Simon NobleClosed
7 Day EvaluationAn evaluation of the Cardiff and Vale University Healthboard weekend and bank holiday specialist palliative care clinical nurse specialist serviceChief Investigator: Alisha NewmanReported
HIDDEN Hospice in-patient deep vein thrombosis detection studyCo-investigator: Simon Noble; Annmarie NelsonClosed
ROCSPalliative radiotherapy in addition to self expanding metal stent for improving outcomes of dysphagia and survival in advanced oesophageal cancerCo-Chief Investigator: Anthony ByrneClosed