Our patient research partners
The Cancer Research Partnership Group helps refine cancer research activities, raise awareness of trials and support research through advocacy and engagement, making a valued contribution to all areas of cancer research across the South Coast.
Wide ranging influence
Group activities to date include:
- advising on research grant applications
- reviewing and commenting on patient information
- providing input into a trials awareness video
- co-facilitating patient focus groups
- sitting on steering groups for clinical trials
- presenting at local and national conferences
- developing a sarcoma patient experience survey
The Cancer Research Partnership Group was established in 2002 through a successful application to a national pilot scheme, made by the Central South Coast Cancer Research Network (CSCCRN) and Central South Coast Cancer Network (CSCCN).
Since its formation, the group has shown the benefit of collaboration between people affected by cancer and researchers to drive the local research agenda.
Many of our members are now also involved in national patient and public involvement (PPI) initiatives, and as other medical disciplines realise the benefits of this approach, the group is ideally placed to share their extensive experience.
You can help us
Please contact Jac Samuel, CRUK senior research nurse, if you are interested in joining the group or being part of its work to develop and support cancer research on the South Coast.