Sheffield one of four areas taking part in £1.4m cancer study

Sheffield is one of four areas taking part in a £1.4m study which aims to improve the support given to cancer patients. Around 250 cancer patients from the City will be recruited to take part in the research.

The study, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, will use the data collected by Sheffield GPs to test if there is a way to improve how to identify and manage the symptoms and concerns of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. 

The Sheffield part of the study is being hosted by Primary Care Sheffield  and headed by Dr Jon Dickson, Clinical Lead for Research at Primary Care Sheffield.

Dr Dickson said, “This is an important study which could bring big benefits for cancer patients in Sheffield and more widely.

“This is the first study of its kind designed specifically for cancer patients cared for by GPs. We are hopeful that the information provided by cancer patients in Sheffield will help improve the support provided to patients across the country.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded a £1.4 million grant to fund the CANAssess 2 study which will evaluate the use of the NAT-C (Needs Assessment Tool – Cancer) in primary care. The study is sponsored by The University of Hull and run by the Leeds CTRU.

For more information contact Dr Dickson at