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End Date Dec 2022

Steering group members wanted! Help researchers understand how mental health conditions can affect cancer diagnosis timeline

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Personal or carer experience of cancer OR mental health condition

People with mental health conditions are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a later stage compared to those without mental health issues. Researchers at Cardiff University want to understand why this is the case so that they can help support patients and healthcare professionals to ensure that diagnosis happens as early as possible when cancer is at a more treatable stage.

If you have personal experience of cancer or a mental health condition, or of caring for someone with either, then you could sit on a steering group with about 6 other members of the public to help develop the research project. This will take place via zoom/teams.

You would be paid for your time at a rate of £50 per half day.

To take part in this research, please email Dr Grace McCutchan at with the email title “AWCC: mental health and cancer project”

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