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Can you help with a study looking at the impact of recurrence of ovarian cancer?


Dr Emily Arden- Close is looking for women with a recurrence of ovarian cancer to take part in a study which would involve a telephone interview about your experience of being diagnosed.

News of an ovarian cancer recurrence is often more devastating than the initial diagnosis and so a group of researchers are about to embark on a project to discover how women facing the disease for a second time can be helped.

‘To date, there has been very little research carried out on the experiences of women diagnosed with a recurrence.’ Dr Emily Arden- Close, a lecturer at Bournemouth University.

Researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth are conducting the study looking at what women facing a recurrence found helpful or lacking in supporting them through this distressing time.

Dr Emily- Arden Close explains that the study will help to identify exactly what the patient wants and not what professionals think they should have.

The researchers are hoping to find 20 willing participants for this September. If you are interested, you would be required to take part in a telephone interview about your experience of being diagnosed with a recurrence of ovarian cancer. The interview should take approximately 30 – 60 minutes. All information will be anonymous and kept strictly confidential.

You can contact Emily at if you are interested in taking part.

Best wishes,

The Ovacome Team.

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