Autumn Residential Workshop, Birmingham University, October 13-14 2011


Speakers included:


Our hosts at Birmingham, Adele Francis, surgeon and Dan Rae, oncologist
Update us on the potential DCIS trial 

Dr Janet Wiseley, Director National Research Ethics Service
Update on ethics approvals
Prof Janet Dunn,Warwick University
Stats and “gold standard” Treatments need high quality design in clinical trials and studies
Prof Dion Morton, Colorectal Surgeon, Birmingham University
RCTs in Surgery (with discussion on role of PPI)
Geoff HenningNew website for Patients and Carers
Gill Lawrence & Sally Vernon West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit
Data collection and use– in research and service provision
Lynn Hirschowitz,Pathologist Bath
Quality in provision and delivery of pathology services
Pfizer representative
Drug development and the regulations of ABPI on associating with lay people
Lesley Fallowfield
Facilitated session on experience of longterm effects of treatment
With ICPV members, Caroline Macmanus, James Ashton and Adrienne Morgan


Click here for papers, reviews by ICPV members and images.


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VOICE 2022

We are pleased to announce that the VOICE course will be residential and held at Barts Cancer Centre from 4-8 Sept. Click here for further details.


OPTIMA is a patient driven clinical study for people with hormone sensitive early breast cancer. 

OPTIMA aims to improve the way we make decisions about whom we offer chemotherapy to following surgery.
Check the website link for more information or listen to the short video to explain the trial.


Immunology Talk

On the 25th March we held an interactive talk and discussion on immunology.

The talk was given by Dr Edd James, Cancer Immunologist from the university of Southampton. The tallk is now available on YouTube - click here to listen. 


Long Term Survivor Study 

Continuum Life Sciences are looking for volunteers who have survived aggressive, difficult to treat cancer against all odds to take part in their Long-Term Survivor of Cancer Study. For more information and how you can join go to their website.


Save the planet and donate to ICPV - send ecards go tour Fundraising page for mor information.

FAST-Forward Trial Results

A one-week course of radiotherapy in fewer but larger daily doses was found to be as safe and effective as standard three-week therapy for women following surgery for early stage breast cancer. Trial results now published. Two ICPV members provided the PPI for this key trial. Full details can be found on the ICR Website.

ICPV Brighton Summer School Aug 2019

ICPV was once again hosted by SHORE-C at the University of Sussex. Click here for more info.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2018

ICPV member Pat Fairbrother attended this event on an Alamo Foundation Scholarship. Click here to read her review.

Gap Analysis in Breast Surgery Published

The 2013 Breast Cancer Campaign gap analysis established breast cancer research priorities without a specific focus on surgical research or the role of surgeons on breast cancer research. This Review aims to identify opportunities and priorities for research in breast surgery to complement the 2013 gap analysis. Click here for more information

ICPV Review 2018
We have at last published a new edition of our review. This was achieved by a grant from Novartis. Click here for more information. 

Award for ICPV Member

Many congratulations to ICPV member Margaret Grayson. On 21 April 2018 she received the Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for Health, presented by the Women’s Forum of Northern Ireland. This is very well deserved for her tireless work in furthering cancer research especially in Northern Ireland.

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