The Psycho-Social Aspects of Living with Cancer ICPV Brighton Summer School, 20-21st August 2019
Once again the ICPV Summer School was hosted by Dame Prof Lesley Fallowfield and the SHORE-C Team at the University of Sussex.
The theme was around supportive interventions, specifically looking a living with cancer and how to deal with the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis.
The workshop was dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Benns, valued ICPV member until her death in July 2018.
Elizabeth was originally a reluctant member of ICPV having been ‘Maggied’ at a Breast Cancer Care meeting. As we all know however she became a valued member and was involved in some key projects.
Elizabeth was an enormous help in the growth and development of the Charity e.g. in organising the complex registration required for Patient & Public Involvement in European Commission funded trials. Her determination and interest meant that she was still a very active patient advocate even in the last weeks - promoting cancer research on BBC television. Her "common sense" approach to problems is something we should all aspire to.
OPTIMA is a patient driven clinical study for people with hormone sensitive early breast cancer.
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.
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.