This programme consists of several research projects on breathlessness in advanced and progressive disease.

This is one of the core symptoms in many advanced conditions; it is very distressing, frightening and notoriously difficult to manage.

…and you feel as if you’re going to die and you take everything off. You open all the windows up because you think if you can open all the windows and the doors, and take your clothes off, you’re gonna be able to breathe better but it doesn’t mean a thing. It is the most frightening thing that I have ever experienced.

The work we support at the Cicely Saunders Institute focuses on better understanding breathlessness and improving its management and treatment.” Professor Irene Higginson, Scientific Director, Cicely Saunders International.