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Prehabilitation: Living with and beyond cancer

  Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 | Funding Deadline

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is interested in receiving applications for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services for people with a new cancer diagnosis and the role of prehabilitation in their treatment pathway.

There are four key areas in which it is felt that research is needed most:

  1. The mechanisms by which poor nutrition, being physically unfit and stress act separately and together to impair response to treatment and outcomes, and in turn, the mechanism by which improvements through prehabilitation interventions may act.
  2. How best to identify those most at risk and the efficacy of the interventions themselves (dose intensity/effect, timing, by cancer, and by treatment).
  3. The effectiveness and implementation of interventions.
  4. Organisation of services.

Research proposals must be within the remit of at least one participating NIHR Programme. Applications which span the remit of one or more of the participating NIHR Programmes are welcomed. The Programmes involved in this funding opportunity are:

Deadline for proposals: 30th March 2021

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