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Research opportunity for people with advanced cancer and their caregivers

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The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is doing research to find out what types of information and support are needed by people living with advanced cancer. We will also use this research to help us update our booklet Advanced Cancer to make it as useful as possible.

Who can take part in the research?
  • A person with advanced or stage 4 cancer
  • A person giving care (or who has given care) to someone with advanced or stage 4 cancer

We want to get opinions from a wide range of people and communities, including (but not only):
  • People living with a rare cancer
  • Older adults (aged 65 and older)
  • People living in a rural or remote location (not a city or town centre)
  • Members of the LGBTQ2 community
  • People in lower income households
  • Those who see themselves as a visible minority

What’s involved?
There are two possible ways to take part. You can choose one or the other or both.
  • A one-hour, one-on-one interview in January or February at a time that works for you. It could be in person (in Toronto, Quinte West or Montreal) or by video conference. It will be in English or French, depending on what you prefer. With your permission, the researchers will record the interview and transcribe (write) what you say.
  • A small, half-day, in-person workshop in Toronto in late March to share ideas for the next booklet on advanced cancer.

In return:
We will offer all participants a small payment for their time and share the transcript (written record) of their interview. We will also send you an updated copy of Advanced Cancer once it is printed.

If you’re interested, please contact:
Ruth Silver, Researcher

Participation is not guaranteed, though we sincerely thank all those who are interested.


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