Recovering breast cancer patients’ views about the use of in-vivo biosensors to personalise radiotherapy treatment

Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J. and Kunkler, I. (2015) Recovering breast cancer patients’ views about the use of in-vivo biosensors to personalise radiotherapy treatment. Project Report. Innogen Institute, Edinburgh.

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Publisher's URL: http://www.innogen.ac.uk/reports/1018

Abstract

This report covers an important component of the EPSRC-funded IMPACT project that is developing implantable biosensors to monitor the tumour micro-environment so as to target X-ray dosage to hypoxic areas, thereby maximising the effectiveness of the treatment (www.eng.ed.ac.uk/impact). This qualitative study explored the views of breast cancer patients about implanted biosensors through a series of semi-structured interviews with 32 women who had successfully completed a course of treatment. The aim was both to consider detailed aspects of patients’ willingness to benefit from a possible technological enhancement of treatment and also to understand their views on the challenges of living with what that treatment might mean.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ikegwuonu, Dr Theresa
Authors: Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J., and Kunkler, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Publisher:Innogen Institute

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