Investigating the Links between Urological Cancer & ATs

Study background

You are being asked to take part in a research study on the relationship between service as an ammunition technician in the British armed forces and urological cancers, which may be due in part to occupational exposure to carcinogens. This study is being conducted by the Sovereign & Humanitarian Specialist Capabilities Academy, Wales Institute of Digital Information and School of Applied Computing within the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. This study has been approved by the central research ethics committee.

Who is eligible to take part?
This survey is seeking responses from current and former ammunition technicians, who have served or are currently serving within 321 EOD squadron of the British armed forces. We hope to capture a wide range of service members, including those who have and have not received a diagnosis of urological cancer.

What will you need to do?
In this survey, you will be asked some demographic questions, questions about your cancer risk factors, questions about your service history and questions about relevant medical conditions. These questions primarily require selecting from a number of options. There are freeform text boxes to provide additional information if desired and relevant.

How long will the survey take?
This survey will take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

Use this link to access the survery questionnaire or scan the QR code below.


QR code for cancer survey


Are there any risks to taking part?
This study will explore service history and health, which may be upsetting. If you feel you will be negatively impacted by this survey, you should consider not taking part.

Who to contact if you are affected by the content of this survey

Macmillan Cancer Support
Felix Fund
Charlie Charlie One

Your right to withhold and withdraw information
You can withdraw from this study at any time. Your data can be withdrawn up to 30/09/2024 at which time it will have been analysed and published. See contact details below should you wish to withdraw following completion of the survey. As all data is anonyous, you will be asked to provide some information to assist in withdrawing you.

You can withdraw prior to the submission of the survey by closing the browser window.

How will your data be stored and analysed?
Data will be stored entirely on secure University devices, protected by 2-factor authentication and in accordance with the University’s research data management policy:

Your right to confidentiality/anonymity
While this survey involves the collection of personal data, every effort has been made to ensure  anonymity. Only limited, banded personally identifiable information will be collected. Complete individual responses will never be made public, only an aggregate of the analysed data.

Who is organising the research?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the study authors:

Brig. Gareth Collett [email protected]
Dr Tim Bashford [email protected]
Dr Nik Whitehead [email protected]


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