The primary objective of this project is to explore the rise of molecular technologies in cancer screening and monitoring and their impacts on the experience of cancer survivorship. I will draw on both primary and secondary data to accomplish this objective, including:

  1. A scan of the published literature
  2. An analysis of prior qualitative interviews conducted with cancer survivors
  3. Expert interviews with officials in Geneva (policy makers and researchers) who are interested in discussing the rise of molecular technologies in monitoring disease status.

In this application I am applying for ethics approval for component 3 of the study (expert interviews) as I have a current ethics approval to cover component 2 of the study. The primary research method will be expert interviews conducted with approximately 5 experts interested in dicussing the rise of molecular technologies. These will be analysed using ethnographic content analysis techniques.

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