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Research

Completed iGrants

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We've funded research in the community through our iGrant scheme since 2011. In that time we've funded a wide range of projects looking at improving life for people affected by cancer.

Below are previous projects by start year. If you would like any further information on any of the projects, please email research@tenovuscancercare.org.uk

2016201520142013, 20122011

 

2017

PARiS (Physiotherapy and Anterior Resection Syndrome)

Mrs Julie Cornish, Cwm Taf University Health Board
Start date: May 2017
Duration: 21 months
Funding amount: £27,767

The perception of palliative patients towards new technologies for disseminated intraperitoneal malignancy

Mrs Julie Cornish, Cwm Taf UHB
Start date: July 2017
Duration: 17 months
Funding amount: £27,102

The Challenges of Cancer and Disability Study (CoCaDS)

Dr Dikaios Sakellariou, Cardiff University
Start date: 
June 2017
Duration: 
18 months
Funding amount: 
£26,342

Factors influencing patient choice of bladder reconstruction following radical cystectomy

Professor Phil Reed, Swansea University
Start date: April 2017
Duration: 16 months
Funding amount: £29,963

Pragmatic development of a tool to help men report Genitourinary Cancer-related Lymphoedema

Melanie Thomas, ABMU Health Board
Start date: 
April 2017
Duration: 
12 months
Funding amount: 
£28,000

2016

The human cost of cancer: addressing physical, emotional & financial implications of facing cancer when living alone

Dr Sofia Vougioukalou, Cardiff University
Start date: December 2016 (Extended to September 2018)
Funding amount: £29,700

Development of an Improved Survival Prediction Model in Patients with Oesophageal cancer

Dr Kieran Foley, Division of Cancer & Genetics, Cardiff University
Start date: February 2016
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £9,260

FACT: Factors associated with late presentation in patients with lung cancer: A patient centred approach

Dr Gareth Collier, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Mrs Rachel Gemine, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University
Start date: April 2016
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £26,584

Cancer Appointment News Instant Notification Engine – CANINE

Dr Anthony Byrne, Cardiff & Vale UHB (Joint funded with SEWAHSP)
Start date: December 2016
Duration: 15 months
Funding amount: £13,012.50

Identification and Validation of a Low-cost, high throughput Biomarker Assay for Lung Cancer Status, Stage and type

Dr Keir Lewis, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University and 
Professor Luis Mur, Aberystwyth University
Start date: May 2016
Duration: 12 months
Funding amount: £28,527

A randomised easibility study of a behavioural intervention to reduce fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy for curable breast cancer

Dr Nick Courtier, Cardiff University
Start date: July 2016
Duration: 17 months
Funding amount: £29,754

 

2015

Evaluation of risk factors associated with the development of endometrial cancer in patients taking Tamoxifen

Dr Lavinia Margarit, Princess of Wales Hospital and Swansea University
Start date: April 2015 
Duration: 44 months
Funded amount: £30,000

The Cancer Survivor Voice: messages for education and practice, an evaluated co-production for Wales

Dr Sally Anstey, Cardiff University
Start date: July 2015
Duration: 18 months
Funded amount: £24,899

TOPCAT: A Tenovus Cancer Care study OPtimising the patient journey with Cancer Associated Thrombosis

Dr Simon Noble, Cardiff University
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 18 months
Funded amount: £29,940

Training Simulator for Transperineal Ultrasound Guided Biopsies

Dr Marc Edwards, Bangor University
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 6 months
Funded amount: £8,850

PAVE the Way: Llanelli Cancer Rehab Programme

Sarah Clark, Old Mill Foundation
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 13 months
Funded amount: £5,500

Cancer Rehabilitation: The perceptions and attitudes of Physiotherapists and patients within an Oncology and Palliative Care setting

Kathryn Elias, South Wales Cancer Network
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 13 months
Funding amount: £26,400

Improving the quality of life of people with lymphoedema through Lymphatic Venous Anastamosis super micro surgery

Melanie Thomas MBE, ABMU Health Board
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 15 months
Funding amount: £24,935

The acceptability and efficacy of rectal irrigation in patients with low anterior resection syndrome

Dr Julie Cornish, University Hospital of Wales
Start date: April 2015
Duration: 18 months
Funded amount: £21,177

International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership Module 5- An investigation of the influence of comorbidity on early death from lung cancer

Dyfed Huws, WCISU
Start date: February 2015
Duration: 8 months
Funding amount: £17,970

 

2014

Food Safety Strategies for Cancer Patients

Adrian Peters, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Start date: July 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £28,166

Perceptions and Attitudes of Cancer Survivors and Cancer Health Care Professionals in ABMU Health Board on the Welsh Government Cancer Key Worker Initiative

Mel Thomas, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £14,785

‘Lives at risk’: Biographic, photographic and spoken accounts of what it means to be labelled ‘at risk’ of breast cancer

Frances Rapport, Swansea University
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £29,999

Improving the experience of out-patient cancer treatment for people with comorbid dementia in Wales

Jane Hopkinson, Cardiff University
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 19 months
Funded amount: £29,976

An experimental study into the effect of radiation and electromagnetic interference upon cardiac devices and leads implanted in cancer patients receiving external beam radiotherapy

Lauren Evans & Dr Paul Brown, Cardiff University
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £27,900

Understanding the gender differences in Barrett's Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

Dr Hasan Haboubi, ABMU Health Board
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £3,660 

Open Wide: Can premptive jaw exercises improve mouth opening and quality of life for head and neck cancer patients?

Kerry Davies, Cwm Taf UHB
Start date: April 2014
Duration: 18 months
Funded amount: £16,047

Thyroid autoimmunity (TPO antibodies) as a biomarker of outcome in women with breast cancer - large scale study from the TACT trial

Dr Ilaria Muller, Cardiff University
Start date: January 2014
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £27,863

2013

Expect research: Improving the cancer patient's experience of being introduced to clinical research

Barbara Moore, NISCHR CRC
Start date: July 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £18,841

Final development and field testing of scripted consultations for human papillomavirus (HPV) tested women in the National Cervical Screening Programme

Di Pasterfield, Bangor University
Start date: May 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £29,788

Validation of a short version of a needs assessment for cancer patients (CancerCAN-20)

Dr Val Morrison, Bangor University
Start date: April 2013
Duration: 9 months
Funded amount: £18,788

Survivorship strategies in male uro-genital cancers

Professor Kathryn Bullen, Aberystwyth University
Start date: May 2013
Project duration: 26 months
Funded amount: £19,696

Use of reflexology in managing secondary lymphoedema for patients affected by treatment for breast cancer

Dr Philip Harris, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Start date: April 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £12,263

Service user feedback as a means of redeveloping a large scale survey instrument

Dr Annmarie Nelson, Cardiff University
Start date: April 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £30,000

"Wii-Hab": The Use of Modern Technology in Cancer Rehabilitation

Dr Joanne Wallace, Aberystwyth University
Start date: April 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £9,956

Developing a simple screening tool to detect chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms after pelvic radiotherapy in cancer survivors

Dr John Green, Cardiff & Vale UHB
Start date: March 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £29,264

Facing the reality of on-line counselling: a pilot study to explore the acceptability and therapeutic value of a virtual reality counselling world for the provision of counselling for young people affected by cancer

Dr Ceri Phelps, Swansea Met University
Start date: March 2013
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £29,246

Developing a user-centred approach to delivering improved breast prostheses

Dominic Eggbeer, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Start Date: February 2013
Duration: 27 months
Funded amount: £13,081

2012

Development of a decision aid for women at increased risk of ovarian cancer

Jana Witt, Cardiff University
Start date: December 2012
Duration: 7.5 months
Funded amount: £4,920

International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership Module 3:  Beliefs, behaviours and systems in primary care

Dr Richard Neal, Bangor University
Start date: March 2012
Duration: 17 months
Funded amount: £26,537

Let's Talk About Genes and I Don't Mean Trousers

Dr Rachel Iredale, University of Glamorgan
Start date: January 2012
Duration: 9 months
Funded amount: £28,844


2011

How does your garden grow? Exploring the acceptability of a simple eco-therapy based intervention for individuals suffering from cancer and their families.

Dr Ceri Phelps, Swansea Metropolitan University
Start date: October 2011
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £26,350

Physical function in patients with cancer-related weight loss: a study of strength and balance over time and of what motivates us to exercise

Wales Cancer Trials Unit
Dr Anthony Byrne, Cardiff University
Start date: July 2011
Duration: 12 months
Funded amount: £29,955

Remote Videofluoroscopic Evaluation of Swallowing using telemedicine - making the right connections

Eryl Evans, ABMU HB
Start date: April 2011
Duration: 6 months
Funded amount: £7,054

International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership Module 2: Population survey of awareness and beliefs about cancer in Wales

Dr Kate Brain, Cardiff University
Start date: March 2011
Duration: 6 months
Funded amount: £30,000