The LEGS trial (lymphoedema in gynaecological cancer study)


This project uses the experiences gained from the Pulling Through Breast Cancer Study and integrates these in the gynaecological cancer setting, with a specific objective to assess the incidence of lymphoedema following surgery for gynaecological cancer and to assess characteristics associated with its development. Results from the work will singificantly advance our understanding of the measurement, incidence and aetiology of lymphoedema following gynaecological cancer.


DiSipio, Tracey, Janda, Monika, Hayes, Sandra C., Reul-Hirche, Hildegard, Ward, Leigh, & Obermair, Andreas (2015) The Lymphedema Evaluation in Gynecological cancer Study (LEGS): Design of a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study. Cancer Research Frontiers, 1(1), pp. 104-118.

Hayes SC, Obermair A, Reul-Hirche H, Ward LC, DiSipio T, Janda M (2012) Quality of life detriments through self-reported swelling associated with gynaecological cancer. Lymphology. 45(suppl).

Research Grants

Title of project Chief investigators Funding body Period of funding
Prospective evaluation of Lymphoedema among Patients with Gynaecological Cancer Obermair A, Janda M, Hayes S, Reul Hirch H, Ward L. Cancer Australia 2008-2012