CASCARA: Costs And Supportive CAre in bReast cAncer
What’s the study about?
The aim of this on-line survey is to find out about the hidden financial costs and supportive care needs experienced by those with breast cancer. We hope that by raising awareness of these hidden costs and supportive care needs, we can drive change towards better support for people with breast cancer and their families.
We would like people with lived experience of breast cancer (including patients, relatives and friends who have cared for someone with breast cancer) to tell us their experiences about these issues.
A series of focus groups were held to co-develop the patient survey with people with lived experience of breast cancer. This work is supported by Breast Cancer Now.
Who’s organising it?
Name of individuals: Dr Indrani S Bhattacharya
Name of organisations: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
and the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit at the Institute of Cancer Research, on behalf of the Lancet Breast Cancer Commission
Contact email: [email protected]
What are the criteria for taking part?
You must have lived experience as a patient or as a relative/friend who has cared for someone with primary or secondary (metastatic) breast cancer and received treatment in the UK. If you, as a patient, have already completed the survey, your relatives/friends are also welcome to complete it.
What do I need to do?
If you would like to take part and you have been a patient with breast cancer, please complete the online survey here.
It should take about 20 minutes.
If you would like to take part and you are a relative/friend who has cared for someone with breast cancer, please complete the online survey here.
It should take about 5-10 minutes.
When’s the deadline
Midnight on 3rd March 2023
Thank you so much for considering helping us with our research. Your help and time is really appreciated.