PhD student, Ejike T. Ezeh, is currently undertaking research into a web-based information tool to help people with advanced pancreatic cancer make decisions about their treatment.
Palliative chemotherapy is often used for treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer and there is the need to fully understand the benefits, risks and uncertainties of these regimens and thereby enhance decision-making about treatment, including opting out of chemotherapy altogether. Web-based information tools might potentially help individuals in this process in relation to personal values and preferences.
The aim of the study is to investigate the prospect of a web-based information tool (to be developed in the course of the study) for people diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, their relatives, doctors, and nurses, in a shared model of decision-making.
Web-Based Interactive Tool to Support Shared Decision-Making in the Choice of Treatment for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference-HCI 2018, Belfast, UK – https://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/60097 )
Clinical trial register: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03632850