Monitoring cancer management and the experience of cancer care
PROSPECT – Patient Responses:an Ongoing Survey of People Experiencing Cancer Treatment
IMPROVE – Improving Management by Participatory Research in Oncology: the Victorian Experiment
Patterns of care and experiences of care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer
Testing the effectivenes of supportive care interventions for people with cancer
Research projects undertaken by CBRC in the area of supportive care interventions have taken a population perspective, with interventions tested potentially amenable to mass application and dissemination, should they prove effective. In addition interventions have reflected the patient support areas covered by our Cancer Information Support Service (CISS).
Reducing the unmet pschosocial needs of colorectal patients: a randomised controlled trial
A web-based intervention to reduce distress and improve quality of life amoung younger women with breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial
Peer support for people affected by cancer
Peer-support programs for people with cancer are a common supportive care service offered by many Cancer Councils. Peer support has been shown to benefit people with cancer by increasing well-being, improving adjustment and coping, reducing distress and most importantly, providing people with an empathetic and accepting environment to share experiences.
Can a peer support program for women with an altered gene for cancer reduce distress? A randomised controlled trial (RCT).
Evaluations for support groups and Cancer Connect programs
CBRC conducts program evaluations for our Cancer Information and Support Service (CISS) at the Cancer Council Victoria, including evaluations of supportive care programs, training programs for health professionals and other services CISS requires, as well as evaluations for other support groups such as Cancer Connect, Living with Cancer program and the Victorian Cancer Clinician Communication Program (VCCCP).