Our research summaries

Summaries of academic research projects into people affected by cancer, cancer care services and support, palliative care, cancer survivorship and more, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Research Fit for the Future

Research Fit for the Future is a selection of research funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan funds focused research to understand and improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer, and turn the results of this research into practical, cost-effective solutions and better quality services.

The project briefs presented in this document provide an overview of some of the research Macmillan Cancer Support has commissioned or funded over the last five years. Download the full report [PDF].

Research on people affected by cancer

Holistic needs assessment. Evaluation of cancer distress management in Scotland.

Dr Austyn Snowden, University of the West of Scotland.

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Research on services and support

Towards an intervention to optimise palliative care in primary care.

Dr Stephen Barclay, University of Cambridge.

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Cancer Survivorship: the patient journey, work and working life. Developing, implementing and evaluating an advice and information system for patients in Scotland.

Dr Sara MacLennan, Professor Tom Cox, University of Aberdeen.

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Routes from diagnosis

Routes from diagnosis pilot study.

University of Nottingham and Monitor Company Europe.

Kim Edwards, University of Nottingham.

Ashley Woolmore, Monitor Company Europe.

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