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Royal College of Music looking for volunteers affected by cancer to join choirs and research

08 August 2016

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are supporting the Royal College of Music in a research study exploring the effects of music on the experience of cancer.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are supporting the Royal College of Music in a research study exploring the effects of music on the experience of cancer.

As a part of this we would like volunteers to take part. The study is open to anyone affected by cancer, including patients, carers, bereaved and staff. If you participate, you will be given the option to join a free choir or you can simply take part from your own home. No musical experience required.

Alternatively, please contact your local investigator at our sites:

This study is a part of Sing with Us, a project exploring the psychosocial and psychobiological impact of singing in choirs led by the charity Tenovus Cancer Care.

A pilot study with 193 participants revealed that a single choir session reduced stress hormones and increased levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer. This current project forms part of a 2-year study examining the effect of singing over several months.