Lesley Fallowfield

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Affiliation: University of Sussex
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Systematic review of supportive care needs in patients with primary malignant brain tumors
    Elizabeth Ford
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Neuro Oncol 14:392-404. 2012
  3. 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
  4. pmc Enduring impact of communication skills training: results of a 12-month follow-up
    L Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:1445-9. 2003
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Patients' decision-making in a UK specialist centre with high mastectomy rates
    Rachel S Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Breast 17:574-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Specialist breast care and research nurses' attitudes to adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Rachel Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 16:78-86. 2012
  10. 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

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Publications38

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Systematic review of supportive care needs in patients with primary malignant brain tumors
    Elizabeth Ford
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Neuro Oncol 14:392-404. 2012
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Enduring impact of communication skills training: results of a 12-month follow-up
    L Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:1445-9. 2003
    ..This is the first RCT to show an enduring effect of communication skills training with transfer into the clinic...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Patients' decision-making in a UK specialist centre with high mastectomy rates
    Rachel S Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Breast 17:574-9. 2008
    ..The extent to which surgical choice is offered and patients are made aware that it is their choice, may account for the high mastectomy rate in this unit...
  9. doi request reprint Specialist breast care and research nurses' attitudes to adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Rachel Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 16:78-86. 2012
    ..Specialist breast care nurses (BCN) and research nurses (RN) play an important role influencing decisions. We report the roles, attitudes and involvement of such nurses regarding adjuvant chemotherapy in older women...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint Which bisphosphonates do oncologists prescribe for women with metastatic breast cancer and why? Results of a UK survey
    Lesley Fallowfield
    CRUK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    Breast 17:459-63. 2008
    ..Adherence to oral bisphosphonates is often poor, but 44% oncologists expected good adherence in >71% patients. More clinical trial data are needed to inform practice...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Communication with patients after errors
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:56-9. 2010
    ..The researchers, however, said the research evidence was inadequate and nothing was clear cut...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Awareness of ovarian cancer risk factors, beliefs and attitudes towards screening: baseline survey of 21,715 women participating in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening
    L Fallowfield
    CRUK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 103:454-61. 2010
    ..Women's awareness of ovarian cancer (OC) risks, their attitudes towards and beliefs about screening, together with misunderstandings or gaps in knowledge, may influence screening uptake...
  21. doi request reprint Group acupuncture to relieve radiation induced xerostomia: a feasibility study
    Richard Simcock
    Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:109-13. 2009
    ..We conducted a feasibility study to examine the acceptability of a standardised group acupuncture technique and adherence to group sessions, together with acceptability of the objective and subjective measurements of xerostomia...
  22. 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
  23. 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...
  24. 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
  25. 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
    ....
  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. doi request reprint Group recruitment sessions enhance patient understanding in a small multi-centre phase III clinical trial
    Kathryn Monson
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, England, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:286-90. 2012
    ..The design of the ARIX (acupuncture for radiation induced xerostomia) trial provided an opportunity to deliver researcher led, enhanced patient information to groups of potential participants...
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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
    ....
  31. 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
    ....
  32. pmc What is newsworthy? Bad news from research really is headline news
    Lesley Fallowfield
    BMJ 325:774. 2002
  33. 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
    ....
  34. pmc Doctors' communication of trust, care, and respect: details of paper were incorrect
    Lesley Fallowfield
    BMJ 328:1317-8; author reply 1319. 2004
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Learning how to communicate in cancer settings
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Support Care Cancer 13:349-50. 2005
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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