Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be a very stressful time but we have heard from many patients that they would have liked more information about current research and to have been given the chance to participate – even if only for the benefit of others in the future.
We have produced two leaflets encouraging patients to ask about clinical trials, donation of tissue for research and involvement in local cancer network service development and research, with editable versions available for the addition of local contact information.
We distribute these to patients with the help of colleagues in the NHS, the NCRN and other networks.
Our clinical trials patient to patient leaflet has been approved by the NCRI Haematological Oncology Clinical Studies Group and has been circulated by them to be used for all blood cancer patients and all hospitals where blood cancer patients are treated.
We are happy for this leaflet to be used as widly as possible (see below for downloads)
2017 Summer School
The 2017 ICPV Summer School was held over two days in June at Stirling University. The theme of the event was Cancer Survivorship and Living Well Cancer. Click here for details of the course.
A snapsot video of the the 2016 course is now available on YouTube VOICE2016
At the BACR/ECMC conference in July Maggie Wilcox and Mairead Mackenzie were persuaded to speak to the camera. Maggie gave a background to ICPV and our aims and objectives. While Mairead focused on her specific interests and activities. To view follow the links below.
July 2016 Conferences
ICPV members were busy this week with two conferences. The BACR/ECMC Joint Meeting on Therapeutic Interventions for Cancer Prevention was held in Bristol July18-19. The UK Breast Cancer Research Symposium was held in London from July 22-23. Click here for more information.
UK Therapeutic Cancer Prevention Network (UKTCPN)
An update from this new group was presented to the ECMC Annual Network Meeting in May 2016. Click here to download and read.
Call for immediate change to European Paediatric Medicine Regulation to save more lives of children and teens with cancer.
A few basic changes to European Law could speed up access to newer, kinder and potentially better drugs for more children and teenagers with cancer. Click to Sign the petition
Two years on from the start pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study. Click here For the latest news and patient views on this study.