L J Fallowfield

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Affiliation: University of Sussex
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Information needs and experiences: an audit of UK cancer patients
    Anna Cox
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 10:263-72. 2006
  2. pmc Multivariate regression analyses of data from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study confirm quality of life benefit of epoetin alfa in patients receiving non-platinum chemotherapy
    L Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:1341-53. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of life: a new perspective for cancer patients
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Psychosocial Oncology Group at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Nat Rev Cancer 2:873-9. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Truth may hurt but deceit hurts more: communication in palliative care
    L J Fallowfield
    Psychosocial Oncology Group Cancer Research UK, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Palliat Med 16:297-303. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Science, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Lancet 359:650-6. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Teaching senior nurses how to teach communication skills in oncology
    L Fallowfield
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, United Kingdom
    Cancer Nurs 24:185-91. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Acronymic trials: the good, the bad, and the coercive
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, Sussex, UK
    Lancet 360:1622. 2002
  8. pmc Are members of multidisciplinary teams in breast cancer aware of each other's informational roles?
    V A Jenkins
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London, UK
    Qual Health Care 10:70-5. 2001
  9. pmc Long-term assessment of quality of life in the Intergroup Exemestane Study: 5 years post-randomisation
    L J Fallowfield
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9RX, Brighton, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:1062-7. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of quality of life in women undergoing hormonal therapy for breast cancer: validation of an endocrine symptom subscale for the FACT-B
    L J Fallowfield
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, Department of Oncology, University College London Medical School, UK
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 55:189-99. 1999

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Information needs and experiences: an audit of UK cancer patients
    Anna Cox
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 10:263-72. 2006
    ..Regular audits highlight gaps and omissions in the information given to patients...
  2. pmc Multivariate regression analyses of data from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study confirm quality of life benefit of epoetin alfa in patients receiving non-platinum chemotherapy
    L Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:1341-53. 2002
    ..26-0.34, all P<0.01). These findings provide evidence that increasing haemoglobin levels by epoetin alfa administration can significantly improve cancer patients' quality of life...
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of life: a new perspective for cancer patients
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Psychosocial Oncology Group at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Nat Rev Cancer 2:873-9. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Truth may hurt but deceit hurts more: communication in palliative care
    L J Fallowfield
    Psychosocial Oncology Group Cancer Research UK, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Palliat Med 16:297-303. 2002
    ..I think the best physician is the one who has the providence to tell to the patients according to his knowledge the present situation, what has happened before, and what is going to happen in the future' (Hippocrates)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Science, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Lancet 359:650-6. 2002
    ..This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive 3-day training course on communication skills in a randomised controlled trial with a two-by-two factorial design and several outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Teaching senior nurses how to teach communication skills in oncology
    L Fallowfield
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, United Kingdom
    Cancer Nurs 24:185-91. 2001
    ..Three months post-course 91% reported changing their own teaching practice and 85% had initiated new communication skills teaching...
  7. ncbi request reprint Acronymic trials: the good, the bad, and the coercive
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, Sussex, UK
    Lancet 360:1622. 2002
  8. pmc Are members of multidisciplinary teams in breast cancer aware of each other's informational roles?
    V A Jenkins
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London, UK
    Qual Health Care 10:70-5. 2001
    ..To conduct a commissioned survey of multidisciplinary breast team members' expectations of their own and each other's roles in providing different kinds of information to women with breast cancer...
  9. pmc Long-term assessment of quality of life in the Intergroup Exemestane Study: 5 years post-randomisation
    L J Fallowfield
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9RX, Brighton, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:1062-7. 2012
    ..This was achieved without detriment to on-treatment quality-of-life (QoL). We report on- and post-treatment QoL impact in IES...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of quality of life in women undergoing hormonal therapy for breast cancer: validation of an endocrine symptom subscale for the FACT-B
    L J Fallowfield
    CRC Psychosocial Oncology Group, Department of Oncology, University College London Medical School, UK
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 55:189-99. 1999
    ..In conclusion the FACT-ES has acceptable validity and reliability and is sensitive to clinically significant change, making it suitable for clinical trials of endocrine therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Communication and informed consent in phase 1 trials: a review of the literature
    A C Cox
    Psychosocial Oncology Group Cancer Research UK, Brighton, UK
    Support Care Cancer 14:303-9. 2006
    ..Health care professionals recruiting to P1 trials need clear and practical guidelines and training packages designed to ensure that all details of P1 trials are communicated effectively to eligible patients...
  12. doi request reprint Treatment decision-making in breast cancer: the patient-doctor relationship
    L J Fallowfield
    CRUK Psychosocial Oncology Group, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 112:5-13. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Teams Talking Trials: results of an RCT to improve the communication of cancer teams about treatment trials
    V A Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:43-51. 2013
    ..Educational interventions can help dyadic exchanges with different aspects of trial recruitment but less work has focussed on team interventions...
  14. doi request reprint Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly women with breast cancer (AChEW): an observational study identifying MDT perceptions and barriers to decision making
    A Ring
    Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Sussex Cancer Centre, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
    Ann Oncol 24:1211-9. 2013
    ..As few older women with breast cancer receive adjuvant chemotherapy, we examined the barriers and perceptions of 24 UK NHS multidisciplinary breast cancer teams to offering this treatment to women ≥70 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint The validation of a quality of life scale to assess the impact of arm morbidity in breast cancer patients post-operatively
    S Coster
    Department of Oncology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 68:273-82. 2001
    ..Given the dearth of existing scales available to measure arm morbidity, we hope this new tool will prove useful to researchers...
  16. doi request reprint Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes in the older breast cancer patient
    R S Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 21:140-55. 2009
    ..Current studies are also outlined, including quality of life assessments, and recommendations are made for future research in this area...
  17. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study looking at the psychosocial implications of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy
    M Bebbington Hatcher
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Breast 12:1-9. 2003
    ..The study revealed that there is a clear need for information to be written specifically for this patient group and that emotional support for high-risk women offered BPM should be provided...
  18. ncbi request reprint The quality of life of men with locally advanced prostate cancer during neoadjuvant hormone therapy: data from the Medical Research Council RT01 trial (ISRCTN 47772397)
    Richard J Stephens
    Cancer Group, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London, UK
    BJU Int 99:301-10. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Randomized multicenter trial of sentinel node biopsy versus standard axillary treatment in operable breast cancer: the ALMANAC Trial
    Robert E Mansel
    Department of Surgery, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:599-609. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of postmenopausal women in the ATAC ("Arimidex", tamoxifen, alone or in combination) trial after completion of 5 years' adjuvant treatment for early breast cancer
    David Cella
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 100:273-84. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Does endocrine therapy for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer affect memory and cognition?
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:1342-7. 2007
    ..This paper examines the main evidence associated with this claim and discusses the importance of examining such issues within randomised trials...
  22. doi request reprint There's many a slip twixt cup and lip: adherence issues in cancer therapy
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 5:118-9. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint Same gain, less pain: potential patient preferences for adjuvant treatment in premenopausal women with early breast cancer
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 40:2403-10. 2004
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Psychosocial and supportive-care needs in high-grade glioma
    Susan Catt
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK
    Lancet Oncol 9:884-91. 2008
    ..The main research priorities are the development and assessment of psychosocial or supportive interventions and the investigation of service provision of specialist palliative and end-of-life care, which have hitherto been neglected...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of adjuvant therapy and quality of life issues
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Breast 14:612-6. 2005
    ..Data from patient self-report questionnaires and preference studies are needed to inform treatment recommendations and to aid the development of ameliorative interventions needed to accompany the most efficacious therapies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting patient and clinician satisfaction with the clinical consultation: can communication skills training for clinicians improve satisfaction?
    Valerie Shilling
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK
    Psychooncology 12:599-611. 2003
    ..The subtle benefits of improved communication may be overshadowed by practical problems such as waiting too long to see the doctor, which have an adverse effect on satisfaction...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effects of hormone therapy on cognition in breast cancer
    Valerie Shilling
    Psychosocial Oncology Group Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9QG, UK
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 86:405-12. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Does hormone therapy for the treatment of breast cancer have a detrimental effect on memory and cognition? A pilot study
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Psychooncology 13:61-6. 2004
    ..In view of the increased use of hormone therapies in an adjuvant and preventative setting their impact on cognitive functioning should be investigated more thoroughly...
  29. ncbi request reprint Communicating sad, bad, and difficult news in medicine
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, BN1 9QG, Falmer, UK
    Lancet 363:312-9. 2004
    ..We focus mainly on difficulties encountered involving parents in an obstetric or paediatric setting, people in acute trauma situations such as accident and emergency departments, and patients with cancer...
  30. pmc Doctors' communication of trust, care, and respect: details of paper were incorrect
    Lesley Fallowfield
    BMJ 328:1317-8; author reply 1319. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Epoetin alfa improves quality of life in patients with cancer: results of metaanalysis
    Michael Jones
    Pharmaceuticals Group Strategic Marketing, Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, Raritan, New Jersey 08869, USA
    Cancer 101:1720-32. 2004
    ..A systematic review and metaanalysis of data from those trials was conducted to summarize existing knowledge on the role of epoetin alfa in improving QOL for anemic patients with cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of postmenopausal women in the Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination (ATAC) Adjuvant Breast Cancer Trial
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    J Clin Oncol 22:4261-71. 2004
    ..To determine the quality of life (QoL) of women participating in the Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination (ATAC) Adjuvant Breast Cancer Trial during the first 2 years of treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Can communication skills training alter physicians' beliefs and behavior in clinics?
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, East Sussex, England
    J Clin Oncol 20:765-9. 2002
    ..Additionally, to investigate whether physicians' attitudes are reflected in communication behaviors with patients during interviews...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sun-protective behaviors in families at increased risk of melanoma
    Julia A Newton Bishop
    Genetic Epidemiology Division, Cancer Research UK, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1343-50. 2007
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  35. pmc What is newsworthy? Bad news from research really is headline news
    Lesley Fallowfield
    BMJ 325:774. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Intentional and non-intentional non-adherence to medication amongst breast cancer patients
    Louise Atkins
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 42:2271-6. 2006
    ..More research is needed to identify those at risk for non-adherence. If other routes of administration are available these options should be discussed with patients to maximise efficacy of therapy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Learning how to communicate in cancer settings
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Support Care Cancer 13:349-50. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Information provision for patients by breast cancer teams about the side-effects of hormone treatments
    Rhona McGurk
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 42:1760-7. 2006
    ..This study suggests the need to standardise information-provision nationally in the UK and within breast cancer teams regarding the evidence-based side-effects of tamoxifen and anastrozole...
  39. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary teams in cancer care: are they effective in the UK?
    Anne Fleissig
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Lancet Oncol 7:935-43. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Quality of life issues in relation to the aromatase inhibitor
    Lesley Fallowfield
    CRUK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 106:168-72. 2007
    ....
  41. pmc Communication about sexual problems and sexual concerns in ovarian cancer: a qualitative study
    Maxine L Stead
    Northern and Yorkshire Clinical Trials and Research Unit, Leeds LS2 9NG, UK
    West J Med 176:18-9. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Lay understanding of terms used in cancer consultations
    Kristina Chapman
    Centre for Research in Health and Medicine, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, UK
    Psychooncology 12:557-66. 2003
    ..Awareness of the unfamiliarity of the lay population with cancer-related terms could prompt further explanation in cancer-related consultations...