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Dr Sayeda Naher is a research fellow at the CTC. She has had an interest in researching gastro-intestinal cancers, and particularly stomach cancer, since her advanced oncology training. “One thing that strikes me about advanced gastric cancer is that there are really poor prognoses in gastric cancer,” she says. “I think there is a lot of scope to increase prognosis and quality of life.”
Advanced gastric cancer currently has a five-year survival rate of 3.1%. Throughout her fellowship with the AGITG, Dr Naher hopes to contribute to research that could improve patients’ quality of life. She hopes her work will also increase the rate of survival for patients who are coping with gastric cancer.
Sayeda is interested in the clinical trial process itself, and a desire to gain more first-hand experience in conducting clinical trials.
Thesis Title: Using patient-reported outcomes to improve prognostication in advanced cancer
Supervisor: Professor Martin Stockler