Are you an oesophageal cancer survivor?

Clinical Researchers at Imperial College, London recently undertook a multi-centre European study including 800 oesophageal cancer survivors across 20 centres to identify the key long-term symptoms that have the greatest impact upon patient quality of life (Lasting Symptoms after Oesophageal Resection (LASER) study). They identified that 67% of patients experienced symptoms in the preceding 6 months associated with previous surgery. 

With these results, they performed a 2 round Delphi consensus of experts in the treatment of oesophageal cancer patients and in health-related quality of life including oesophageal surgeons, medical oncologists, gastroenterologist, physiotherapists, cancer nurse specialists, and dieticians to provide standardised definitions of key long-term symptoms and severity of symptoms following oesophagectomy for cancer. Furthermore, they developed management pathways to guide investigations and management of these symptoms.

The researchers would like to understand your thoughts on treatment of long-term symptoms after oesophagectomy and on where you feel future research would be most valuable. 

They would appreciate it if you could take 5 - 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey which can be accessed this via this link.

If you have any questions then please contact Dr Munir Tarazi - [email protected]

Thank you.