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Selected publications

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We have an active programme of research and evaluation which aims to explore how people can live well with the impact of cancer. Here are some of our selected research publications: 

Jolliffe R, Polley M, Jackson S, Caro E, Weeks L, Seers H. The responsiveness, content and convergent validity of the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) patient reported outcome measure. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2015; 14(1):26-34.

Polley M, Jolliffe R, Jackson S, Boxell E, Seers H. Penny Brohn Cancer Care: Service Evaluation of 'Living Well with the Impact of Cancer' Courses, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, University of Westminster, October 2013.

Seers HE. National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, Active and Advanced Workstream, Living Well Subgroup Scoping Exercise: “Living Well with, and Beyond Cancer”, Macmillan Cancer Support April, 2010.

Seers HE, Gale N, Paterson C, Cooke HJ, Tuffrey V, Polley MJ. Individualised and complex experiences of integrative cancer support care: combining qualitative and quantitative data. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2009; 17(9): 1159-67.
Breckons M, Jones R, Morris J, Richardson J. “What do evaluation instruments tell us about the quality of complementary medicine information on the internet?”. J Med Internet Res, 2008; 10(1).
Polley MJ, Seers HE, Cooke HJ, Hoffman C, Paterson C. How to summarise and report written qualitative data from patients: A method for use in cancer support care. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2007; 15(8): 963-71.
Paterson C, Thomas K, Manasse A, Cooke H, Peace G. Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW): an individualised questionnaire for evaluating outcomes in cancer support care that includes complementary therapies. Complement Ther Med, 2007; 15(1): 38-45.
Butler E, Seers HE, Lockyer L, Benjamin C. Getting the Best Nutritional Advice with Cancer: Findings from a UK survey on the nutritional advice given to people with a cancer diagnosis, 2006. Bristol Cancer Help Centre, UK
Seers HE. CAM information frontiers: role of a research officer at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.  Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 2005; 10: 48.
Turton P. Education for integration--a view from the bridge!! Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 2003; 9(1): 20-2.
Burns SJ, Harbuz MS, Hucklebridge F, Bunt L. A pilot study into the therapeutic effects of music therapy at a cancer help center. Altern Ther Health Med, 2001; 7(1): 48-56.
Turton P, Cooke H. Meeting the needs of people with cancer for support and self-management. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 2000; 6(3): 130-7.

For more information on research at Penny Brohn Cancer Care, contact our Research and Evaluation team.