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Phase I study launched exploring palliative needs of those with advanced cancer including refugees in Jordan

Professor Richard Harding (Principal Investigator), Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care and Dr Omar Shamieh (Local Principal Investigator),Director of the Center for Palliative & Cancer Care in Conflict (CPCCC), King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan have recently launched a Phase I study exploring the palliative needs and experiences of those with advanced cancer including refugees in Jordan. They held a successful study method training on 16 August 2018 with local research/clinical colleagues from King Hussein Cancer Centre and Al-Bashir Hospital. The training was delivered by PhD student Alessandra Giusti, Professor Harding and Dr Ping Guo, and focused on qualitative interview study method.

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This work is under a large project funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to build sustainable research capacity and capability for the health sector in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region impacted by conflict - Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA). The focus is on generating robust evidence to advocate for better policies and practices, to work alongside partners with King's providing scientific support to address local priorities and challenges, driving up access and quality in palliative care, and building palliative care research capacity in Jordan.