Research & involvement

Research Opportunities (Bowel Cancer UK)

Are you a carer for someone who has received parenteral nutrition?

The INPUT study (Information Needs around Parenteral nUTrition in cancer) is a research study Sponsored by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a type of nutritional liquid that is given directly into a vein, and is usually given when a person does not have a working gut.

The INPUT study aims to find out what information both patients and carers feel they need to be able to make a decision to start and stop parenteral nutrition, with a diagnosis of advanced (incurable) cancer.

The research team would like to speak with people who are currently caring for, or have previously cared for someone with advanced cancer on parenteral nutrition.

If you are interested, please contact Jennifer McCracken, Lead Researcher, on


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