Breast Cancer Guidelines
What is best practice in breast cancer surgery? How can the likelihood of repeat surgery be reduced? A researcher from Curtin University would like input from 2 Research Buddies who have had breast conserving surgery to support this project.
About the project/vacancy
Breast conserving surgery is an option for treatment of early breast cancer. Breast conserving surgery involves the removal of the cancer along with a surrounding area (margins) of normal tissue. Historically the ideal amount of normal healthy tissue removed has varied; balancing successful surgery whilst still giving the woman an acceptable appearance. The researcher’s previous work has established evidence-based guidelines identifying smaller margins than previous recommendations. This project will investigate the impact of these guidelines by looking at the rate of re-operation in Western Australia.
About the position
The researcher is looking for two women who have had breast conserving surgery to join the research team.
What am I expected to do?
The researcher would like your input into:
- · Assist the researcher to analyse the data to ensure they understand what has been collected from a patients point of view
- · How to influence current practice to implement the new guidelines from a patients point of view
- · How to communicate the benefits of new guidelines to breast cancer patients
How long am I expected to be involved?
There will be two meetings the first one to outline the project, this will be held at the end of August 2019 with a follow up meeting to discuss the results in February 2020
Where will meetings be held?
Curtin University, Bentley campus
What support is offered?
$30 per hour honorarium is paid. Support is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.