The STEP Study (Status: Completed)
The STEP Study is an international service-mapping study that examined survivorship care provision for cancer survivors in the Asia-Pacific Region. This study involved 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and comprised of two parts. Part 1 of the study examined health professionals’ perspectives of; (i) their responsibilities, confidence levels, and current practices in relation to post-treatment survivorship care for patients with cancer; and (ii) individual, organisational, and professional factors that influence the provision of survivorship care. Part 2 of the study assessed survivorship care needs, quality of life and symptom burden from the perspectives of cancer survivors. This study was completed in early 2017. The findings from this study can inform the design of survivorship services and future interventions in this region. For more information, please contact Professor Raymond Chan.
Part 1: Click here to access the paper published in BMC Cancer.
Part 2: Click here to access the paper published in Annals of Oncology.
QCCS Team Members
Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Applied Science (Research) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Nursing (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Raymond Chan is Professor of Cancer Nursing, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland University of Technology. To date, he has attracted over 8.5 million (AUD) of research project grants as a chief investigator (> $2 Million as CIA) to undertake research in supportive cancer care. Dr Chan is a chief investigator for 4 current/past NHMRC project grants and 1 NHMRC Fellowship, and has published 97 peer-reviewed articles. Ray is currently the Chair for the Survivorship Group, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and the Board Director (Knowledge Development and Dissemination) for the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC). He is a past President for the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA), the peak professional body representing cancer nurses across Australia.
Recent funded project highlights include:
- (2019-2020): ImplEMenting a nurse-coordinated, INtegrated, shared-care model involving specialists and general practitioners in breast cancer post-treatmENT follow-up: a Phase II randomised controlled trial (The EMINENT Trial). Metro South Health (CIA)
- (2017-2020): A sequential multiple assignment randomised trial (SMART) of nursing interventions to reduce pain associated with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. NHMRC (CID)
- (2016-2019): Peripherally InSerted Central catheter Securement: the PISCES Trial. NHMRC (CIC)
- (2014-2017): Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored self-management behavioural intervention for managing distressing symptoms in patients with advanced cancer (The SM2 Study). RBWH Foundation and NHMRC (CIA)
- (2014-2015): Younger women’s wellness after cancer program. RBWH Foundation (CID)
- (2014): Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness in Cancer Care: The CASCADE Trial. RBWH Foundation (CIA)
- (2013-2016): Improving quality of life in high-risk cancer populations: a randomised trial of a structured intervention for head and neck cancer survivors. NHMRC (CIJ)
- (2012-2013): A double-blind randomised controlled trial of Moogoo Udder Cream® versus aqueous cream for managing radiation-induced skin reactions in patients with cancer. RBWH Foundation; Office of Health and Medical Research; Cancer Nurses Society of Australia; Moogoo Skincare
- (2011-2014): The RSVP Trial: Replacement of Intravascular device administration sets after Standard Versus Prolonged use. NHMRC and RBWH Foundation (CIG)
- (2010): Self-management associated with fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. RBWH Foundation, Queensland Nursing Council, Royal College of Nursing Australia (CIA)
Recent QCCS Project
- The effects of bundled interventions on clinical practice for fertility preservation amongst young cancer patients