Imperial College London


We aim to create an online platform for patients with cancer to have access to discounted products and services to help maximise their emotional health, well-being and happiness

Dr Anisha Ramessur is a Medical Oncology Specialist Registrar doing a PhD in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, working on a project that is aimed at maximising the quality of life for patients with cancer.

There is evidence that individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer can experience a range of emotional challenges and their perception of attractiveness can be negatively affected whilst undergoing treatment. Some patients may feel they are not experiencing a full life and in turn can adversely impact their feeling of well-being and happiness.

It is recognised that whilst the NHS and cancer charities provide a great deal of information and support, there are some services and products which are not provided or are too expensive. The ultimate aim of this project is to create an online platform for patients with cancer to have easy access to tools for better coping strategies, products and services to enhance their feeling of attractiveness and to provide affordable access to experiences to enrich their lives.

We are looking for patients with cancer and their families to interview to understand what emotional challenges they faced and their coping strategies, and what products and services they felt contributed to their well-being and happiness. If you are interested in taking part in our interviews then please leave your name and contact details via this link:

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Focusing on novel solutions that address the Future of Pain our Challenge Accelerator Programme offers a salary replacement to take six-months (full-time) away from the lab to develop a medical technology into a business venture. The programme offers entrepreneurship masterclasses, specialist advice, access to co-working space and an allowance for travel and consumables (up to £45,000).

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