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Participants Needed: International research study by OvQuest

Do you have ovarian cancer and have you received chemotherapy?

Take part in an on-line international research study looking at the challenges faced by women with ovarian cancer.

To help us with this work, we need to hear from:

  1. Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at least six months ago;
  2. Women who have also received chemotherapy as part of their treatment plan.


Purpose of the study:

The primary purpose of this study is to better understand the concerns and challenges faced by women who have been treated for ovarian cancer. After finishing treatment for ovarian cancer, women often have a number of unique health needs. In the short term, they can be troubled by side-effects from their treatment and worried about the risk of their cancer coming back. For some women, side-effects may persist or new health problems might arise in the longer term. Many women also experience psychological and practical problems after cancer that can affect their quality of life. Through this study it is hoped that we can better understand how common these types of issues are in order to assist in developing interventions and treatments to address the needs and concerns of women who have completed ovarian

cancer treatment.

Who can participate?

  • French or English speaking women.
  • All women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer at least six months ago and who also have received chemotherapy.
  • Women over 18 years or age.

What is required of women who participate?

Women would be asked to complete an online survey. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes of their time. Participation in this study will not cost the women anything. If someone does decide to participate, she may withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason. As well, a participant may also refuse to answer a question(s).

If you are interested in participating, please complete a survey at https://www.surveys.unsw.edu.au/f/158684/183b/

For more information contact Kelly Grover at kgrover@ovariancanada.org or by telephone at 1-888-413-7970, extension 273.

This study is supported by Ovarian Cancer Canada in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada, OvCare (BC’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program), Ovarian Cancer Australia and the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG).

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