Research Trials

Rekindle Research Study

Rekindle is a free, private, personalised online resource that addresses sexual concerns for all adults affected by cancer and promotes sexual wellbeing. Rekindle will be personally tailored to meet your specific needs.

Your participation in this study can benefit you by offering information regarding sexual wellbeing after cancer treatment and how to improve coping. In addition, the information in Rekindle can encourage you to think about your sexual wellbeing, intimate relationships and communication style.

Rekindle can be used on any device, including laptops, tablets and smart phones. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We are testing Rekindle (the online resource) in a research study. It is important that we understand if Rekindle really helps people with their sexual concerns before we make this resource widely available. If you want access to Rekindle, the only way you can do so at the moment is by taking part in the study.

You can see more information about the study, what it involves and sign up by clicking here.

POSITIVE Trial

The POSITIVE trial is an international study led by the International Breast Cancer Study Group worldwide. This trial is for women wanting to become pregnant after breast cancer. The researchers are recruiting young women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer who wish to interrupt hormone therapy (e.g. tamoxifen) to attempt to conceive a baby. In Australia, this trial is currently only available at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Perth.

Criteria

  • Pre-menopausal status
  • Women aged 18 - 42
  • Who have received adjuvant endocrine therapy for 18-30 months for early breast cancer
  • Who wish to interrupt endocrine therapy to attempt pregnancy

For more information contact Principal Investigator Professor Christobel Saunders at christobel.saunders@uwa.edu.au

Body Image

Are you interested in participating in research on how you feel about your body after cancer treatment? You are invited to participate in a study exploring women's concerns with how they feel about themselves, their body, weight and appearance after treatment for breast cancer. 

Criteria:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer or DCIS
  • Have completed surgery, chemo and/or radiation treatment and have now more treatment planned
  • Feel confident writing in the English language and answering online questionnaires
  • Can undertake a web-based writing activity about your body image difficulties at home

For more information contact Jessica Alcorso jessica.alcorso@mq.edu.au