What it is like for people to undergo screening and monitoring for cancer when they have not been diagnosed with the disease itself?
Cancer Patienthood project
Thesp members' new article questions the widely accepted view that biomedical research is straightforwardly driving improvements in cancer care, demonstrating the importance of social research about living with and beyond cancer in improving cancer services and reducing the risk of cancer. It also underlines the importance of journalists, public commentators and social researchers investigating and taking into account the different experiences and perspectives of a range of people affected by cancer so that their voices can be heard and services shaped to cater for their needs.
Genomic medicine: Patients’, practitioners’ and family members’ hopes for the future. Initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project
Choon Key Chekar reports the initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project.