Our funds are used, in the main, for education for members, including study days and the VOICE course, and attending conferences and meetings. We have been fortunate in that so far all our speakers and meeting organisers have donated their time and the costs incurred were put to ensuring volunteers are able to attend.
Our income in our first five years has come from a variety of sources, including Pharmaceutical companies (31%), members’ fundraising (18%), cancer charities (17%) and clinical trial units (11%). We are aware that we need to remain independent of pharmaceutical companies. However, it is in the interest of all cancer patients that effective drugs are developed, and we feel that donations from pharmaceutical companies are therefore appropriate.
We believe that it is important for researchers to budget for lay input to new trials when making funding applications and we aim to recoup some of our costs in this way; this is needed to enable the participation of some members.
Members and trustees receive no payment from ICPV, except travel expenses and generously donate their time and expertise.
For more detailed information on our accounts please contact the Treasurer.
There are a number other of very easy ways to donate money to ICPV.
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OPUS Network Services
Opus is offering to reduce your telephone and broadband charges and provide monthly ongoing cash donations to ICPV. Every time you use Opus, you will be supporting ICPV, and saving yourself money on your own telephone bill.
Opus is a company that has been trading for over 10years in Sevenoaks, Kent and is an avid supporter of sport, business and community projects.
For more information go to http://www.opus-connect.co.uk or
call 0845 61 222 10
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.
The ICPV Science for Advocates Course will be hosted by Warwick CTU from 19th - 23rd September. See the VOICE pages for more information.
The Voice, Winter 2015-2016
The latest ICPV newsletter is now available. It has reviews of members activities, meeting attended and papers published. Go to the ICPV Publications page to download.
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.
NCRI Conference 2015, Liverpool
ICPV members will be joining cancer researchers from 1-4 Nov, 2015. Click here for more information.
ICPV Summer School 2015
Qualitative Research Training Course at Warwick. Click here for a review of the session.
NCIN, Belfast, June 2015
Several ICPV members attended and spoke at this years conference. Click here for more.
AACR Conference, Philadelphia, April 2015
ICPV Member Pat Fairbrother joined US advocates at this year's conference. Read her review of the event here.
Cancer Drugs Fund
Today (19 Jan 2015) The Telegraph has published a letter from ICPV & fourteen other charities on the current CDF situation. Go to our Facebook or Twitter page for Telelgraph weblink or click below for the letter.