SURVIVORS' REHABILITATION EVALUATION AFTER CANCER
Some two million people in the UK are living with or beyond cancer. About a third of these patients report poor quality of life. The SURECAN study is looking at developing and testing a novel psychological intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for these patients. Through this intervention, we aim to put patients’ views about what they value most in their lives at the heart of the therapy, in order to improve their quality of life.
Nearing completion or within 24 months of having completed treatment for cancer (head & neck, breast, colorectal, prostate, haematological) with curative intent
A psychological intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with options for exercise and work support (ACT+)
Usual care offered by the NHS for patients who have completed treatment for cancer with curative intent.
Improvement in quality of life.
The Co-Chief Investigator of the SURECAN study Professor Steph Taylor taking part in a discussion with individuals living with cancer, about mental health following a cancer diagnosis, and the SURECAN study