Project ID: 2022_002_RLP_01

The Empowering Cancer Carers Study is a project evaluating an online training program (eTRIO-pc) which has been designed to help improve the way family/friend carers are involved in cancer care. The training program includes information on how carers can partner with and support people with cancer, and offers strategies and tips to help with making medical decisions, communicating with health professionals, and advocating for loved ones.

The researcher: Dr Rebekah Liadsaar-Powell

Dr. Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell is a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. She is dedicated to improving the outcomes of people living with cancer and their family carers.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this project if:

  • You have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and are about to start treatment, are undergoing treatment or have completed treatment in the last 12 months and you have a family/friend carer involved in your care


  • You are a family or friend primary carer of someone diagnosed with cancer who is about to start treatment, is undergoing treatment or has completed treatment in the last 12 months.

What does this project involve?

If you decide to take part in this project you will be asked to complete an online training program (e-TRIOpc) and 3 online questionnaires.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by the University of Sydney. As it is an online study it can be done at a time and place convenient to you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.