Our research in other publications

Academic research articles funded by Macmillan Cancer Support on the subjects of cancer rehabilitation, carers, consequences of treatment, end of life, epidemiology, patient experience, prevention, research methodology, self management and services.

Cancer rehabilitation

Medical Professionalism: conflicting values for tomorrow’s doctors.

Borgstrom E, Cohn S, Barclay S

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Reference: (2010); 25(12): 1330 - 1336.

Protocol for the OUTREACH Trial: a randomised trial comparing delivery of systemic cancer therapy in three different settings – patient’s home, GP surgery and hospital day unit.

Corrie P, Moody M, Wood V, Bavister L, Prevost T, Parker R, Sabes-Figuera R, McCrone P, Balsdon H, McKinnon K, O’Sullivan B, Tan R, Barclay S.

BMC Cancer.

Reference: (2011); 11: 467.

The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a cross-sectional survey.

Damery S, Gratus C, Grieve R, Warmington S, Jones J, Routledge P, Greenfield S, Dowswell G, Sherriff J, Wilson S.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);104(6):927-33.

The role of diet and physical activity in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivorship: a review of the literature.

Davies NJ, Batehup L, Thomas R.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S52-73.

A cohort study of the recovery of health and wellbeing following colorectal cancer (CREW study): protocol paper.

Fenlon D, Richardson A, Addington-Hall J, Smith P, Corner J, Winter J, Foster C.

BMC Health Services Research.

Reference: (2012);12:90.

Primary health and supportive care needs of long-term cancer survivors: a questionnaire survey.

Harrison SE, Watson EK, Ward AM, Khan NF, Turner D, Adams E, Forman D, Roche MF, Rose PW.

Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Reference: (2011);29(15):2091-8

The emotional aspects of cancer anorexia

Hopkinson JB. 

Current  Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care.

Reference: (2010); 4(4):254-8.

What to eat when off treatment and living with involuntary weight loss and cancer: a systematic search and narrative review. Supportive Cancer Care.

Hopkinson JB, Okamoto I, Addington-Hall JM 

Supportive Care in Cancer.

Reference: (2011);19(1):1-17.


Caregivers’ perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey.

Currow D, Farquhar M, Ward A, Crawford G and Abernethy A.

BMC Pulmonary Medicine.

Reference: (2011);11:55.

The effectiveness of patient-family Carer (couple) intervention for the management of symptoms and other health related problems in people affected by cancer: a systematic literature search and narrative review.

Hopkinson JB, Brown JC, Okamoto I, Addington-Hall JM.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Reference: (2012);43(1):111-42.

People with intellectual disabilities who are affected by a relative or friend with cancer: A qualitative study exploring experiences and support needs.

Tuffrey-Wijne, I., Giatras, N., Butler, G., Cresswell, A.

European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2012.)

Consequences of treatment

The physical and practical problems experienced by cancer survivors: a rapid review and synthesis of the literature.

Brearley S, Stamataki Z, Addington-Hall J, Foster C, Hodges L, Jarrett N, Richardson A, Scott I, Sharpe M, Stark D, Siller C,  Ziegler L, Amir Z.

European Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Reference: (2011);15(3):204-12.

An embedded longitudinal multi-faceted qualitative evaluation of a complex cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce clinically important errors in medicines management in general practice.

Cresswell KM, Sadler S, Rodgers S, Avery A, Cantrill J, Murray SA, Sheikh A.


Reference: (2012);13(1):78

Study Protocol: Phase III single-blinded fast-track pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention for breathlessness in advanced disease.

Farquhar M, Prevost A, McCrone P, Higginson I, Gray J,  Brafman-Kennedy B, Booth S.


Reference: (2011);12:130

A qualitative study of unmet needs and interactions with primary care among cancer survivors.

Khan NF, Evans J, Rose PW.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S46-51.

End of life

Palliative care beyond cancer. Having the difficult conversations about the end of life.

Barclay S, Maher J.

British Medical Journal.

Reference: (2010); 341: 653 – 655.

End-of-life care conversations with heart failure patients: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis.

Barclay S, Natalie Momen N, Case-Upton S, Kuhn I and Smith E.

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2011):61(582):e49-62.

Using mixed methods to develop and evaluate complex interventions in palliative care research.

Farquhar M, Ewing G and Booth S.

Palliative Medicine.

Reference: (2011);25(8): 748-757.

Talking about living and dying with the oldest old: public involvement in a study on end of life care in care homes.

Goodman C, Mathie E, Cowe M, Mendoza A, Westwood D, Munday D, Wilson P, Crang C, Froggatt K, Iliffe S, Manthorpe J, Gage H, Barclay S.

BMC Palliative Care.

Reference: (2011); 10: 20.

Development of prognosis in palliative care study (PiPS) predictor models to improve prognostication in advanced cancer: prospective cohort study.

Gwilliam B, Keeley V, Todd C, Gittins M, Roberts C, Kelly L, Barclay S, Stone P.

British Medical Journal.

Reference: (2011);343:d4920.

Addressing ‘the elephant on the table’: barriers to end of life care conversations in heart failure – a literature review and narrative synthesis.

Momen N  and Barclay S.

Current Opinion in Supportive Palliative Care.

Reference: (2011) Dec;5(4):312-6.

Palliative care research in the community: it is time to progress this emerging field.

Murray S, Barclay S, Bennett M, Kendall M, Amir Z, Lloyd-Williams M.

Palliative Medicine.

Reference: (2008); 22 (5): 301 – 303.

Bereavement care in primary care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the literature.

Nagraj S, Barclay S.

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2011); 61(582): 3-58.

Benefits and challenges of collaborative research: lessons from supportive and palliative care.

Payne S,Seymour J, Molassiotis A, Froggatt K, GrandeG, Lloyd-Williams M, Foster C, Wilson R, Rolls L, Todd C, Addington-Hall J.

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Reference: (2011);1:5–11


Feasibility test of a UK-scalable electronic system for regular collection of patient-reported outcome measures and linkage with clinical cancer registry data: The electronic Patient-reported Outcomes from Cancer Survivors (ePOCS) system.

Ashley L, Jones H, Forman D, Newsham A, Brown J, Downing A, et al.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Reference: (2011);11(1):66

Integrating cancer survivors' experiences into UK cancer registries: design and development of the ePOCS system (electronic Patient-reported Outcomes from Cancer Survivors).

Ashley L, Jones H, Thomas J, Forman D, Newsham A, Morris E, et al.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105(S1):S74-S81.

The health and wellbeing of cancer survivors in the UK: findings from a population-based survey.

Elliott J, Fallows A, Staetsky L, Smith PW, Foster CL, Maher EJ, et al.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S11-20.

Projections of cancer prevalence in the United Kingdom, 2010–2040.

Maddams J, Utley M and Møller H.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2012);107(7):1195-202

The 'oldest old' in the last year of life: population-based findings from CC75C study participants aged at least 85 at death.

Zhao J, Barclay S, Farquhar M, Kinmonth A-L, Brayne C, Fleming J.

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2010); 60: 275 – 282.

Cancer prevalence in the United Kingdom: estimates for 2008.

Maddams J, Brewster D, Gavin A, Steward J, Elliott J, Utley M & Møller H.

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2009);101:541-547.

Patient experience

Place of death – how much does it matter? The priority is to improve end of life care in all settings

Barclay S, Arthur A.  

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2008); 58: 229 – 231.

Quality of Life (EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF 36) as predictors of survival in palliative colorectal and lung cancer patients

Grande G, Farquhar M, Barclay S, Todd C. 

Palliative and Supportive Care.

Reference: (2009); 7: 289 - 297.

Knowing patients’ preferences for place of death: how possible or desirable? 

Grande G, Farquhar M, Barclay S, Todd C.  

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2009); 59: 642 – 643.

Interpretation and acceptance of the term ‘cancer survivor’: a United Kingdom-based qualitative study

Khan NF, Harrison S, Rose PW, Ward A & Evans J. 

European Journal of Cancer Care.

Reference: (2012);21(2):177-86.

Discussing an uncertain future: end of life care conversations in COPD. A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis

Momen N, Hadfield P, Kuhn I, Smith E, Barclay S. 


Reference: (2012);67(9):777-80.

Patterns of social, psychological and spiritual decline towards the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure

Murray S, Kendall M, Grant L, Boyd K, Barclay S, Sheikh A.  

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Reference: (2007): 34(4); 393 – 402.

Quality of care for chronic diseases in a British cohort of long-term cancer survivors

Nada F. Khan, David Mant, Peter W. Rose. 

Annals of Family Medicine.

Reference: (2010); 8(5): 418-24.

Impact of cancer on everyday life: a systematic appraisal of the research evidence

Okamoto I, Wright D and Foster C. 

Health Expectations.

Reference: (2012);15(1):97-111.

What are patients’ research priorities for palliative care research? 

Perkins P, Barclay S, Booth S.  

Palliative Medicine.

Reference: (2007);21: 219 – 225.

What are patients’ priorities for palliative care research? A questionnaire study

Perkins P, Booth S, Vowler S, Barclay S.  

Palliative Medicine.

Reference: (2008): 22; 7 – 12

Quality of life and experience of care in women with metastatic breast cancer: a cross-sectional survey

Reed E, Simmonds P, Haviland J, Corner J. 

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Reference: (2012);43(4):747-58.

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: new and emerging evidence on the ongoing needs of cancer survivors.  

Richards M, Corner J, Maher J.  

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S1-4.

A comparative analysis of the health and well-being of cancer survivors to the general population

Santin O, Mills M, Treanor C, Donnelly M. 

Support Care Cancer.

Reference: (2012);20(10):2545-52. 


Research methodology



Advance care planning for cancer patients in primary care: a feasibility study

Boyd K, Mason B, Kendall M, Barclay S, Chinn D, Thomas K, Sheikh A, Murray S.  

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2010): 60: 882 – 883. 

Advance care planning for patients with inoperable lung cancer

Horne G, Seymour J, Shepherd K. 

International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

Reference: (2006);12(4):172-8.

Long-term health outcomes in a British cohort of breast, colorectal and prostate cancer survivors: a database study.  

Khan NF, Mant D, Carpenter L, Forman D, Rose PW.  

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S29-37.

Long-term survivors of adult cancers and uptake of primary health services: a systematic review

Khan NF, Ward A, Watson E, Austoker J, Rose PW. 

European Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2008);44(2):195-204.

Consulting and prescribing behaviour for anxiety and depression in long-term survivors of cancer in the UK

Khan NF, Ward AM, Watson E, Rose PW. 

European Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2010);46(18):3339-44.

Primary care consultation behaviours of long-term, adult survivors of cancer in the UK

Khan NF, Watson E, Rose PW. 

British Journal of General Practice.

Reference: (2011); 61(584):197-9.

Levels of acute health service use among cancer survivors in the United Kingdom

Maddams J, Utley M and Møller H.  

European Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011) 47(14):2211-20.

A person-time analysis of hospital activity among cancer survivors in England.  

Maddams J, Utley M, Møller H.  

British Journal of Cancer.

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S38-45.

New pathways of care for cancer survivors: adding the numbers.

Maher J, McConnell H.  

British Journal of Cancer. 

Reference: (2011);105 Suppl 1:S5-10.

Improving generalist end of life care: a national consultation with practitioners, commissioners, academics and service user groups

Shipman C, Gysels M, White P, Worth A, Murray S, Barclay S, Forrest S et. al. 

British Medical Journal.

Reference: (2008); 337: 848 – 851

Using opioids to treat dyspnea in advanced COPD Attitudes and experiences of family physicians and respiratory therapists

Young J, Donahue M, Farquhar M, Simpson C, Rocker G. 

Canadian Family Physician.

Reference: (2012);58(7):e401-7.