Development of a core outcome set for gastric cancer treatment trials.

This will form the basis of an NIHR-funded doctoral research fellowship with the aims of developing a core outcome set to be used by gastric cancer treatment trials. The study will also identify definitions and appropriate outcome measurement instruments to be used by the core outcome set.

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Mr Bilal Alkhaffaf, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Iain Bruce, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Paula Williamson, University of Manchester
Professor Anne-Marie Glenny, University of Manchester
Professor Jane Blazeby, University of Bristol

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Completed – pending publication
Date: October 2015 - October 2020
Funding source(s): NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship

Health Area

Disease Category: Cancer, Gastroenterology

Disease Name: Gastric Cancer

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 100

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Any

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- Recommendations for outcome measures (measurement/how)


- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process
- Interview
- Systematic review

Stage 1 – Protocol design, ethics approval and systematic review.
Stage 2 – Patient interviews and Delphi process followed by consensus meeting to finalise COS.
Stage 3 – Identify measurement instrument tools to be used in COS.