Cutting-edge cancer treatments: expense & expectation? CRUK, 23 February, 2012

Aim of the workshop – For delegates to understand the cost/benefits of new (and existing) technologies and treatments for cancer patients the public expectations of the NHS in providing cancer treatments and the importance of PPI in cancer research and services.


Impact of the workshop –For delegates to apply in their PPI work,an informed patient perspective on the costs/benefits of new (and existing) technologies and treatments for cancer patients in the current economic climate.



Introduction and clarification of aims of the workshop

Richard Stephens, Incoming  Chair of CLG & ICPV Member


What do cancer patients want from the  NHS? - Laura Thomas, Ipsos MORI


Stratified medicine –  What is it and could it reduce costs in long term?

Dr Emily Shaw, Clinical Lead, Stratified Medicine Unit, Cancer Research UK


What is the role of chemoprevention &  do we need to licence drugs for this use? What is the future for use of orphan  drugs?

Professor Jack Cuzick, Wolfson Institute


Imaging in research and early drug  development – role of ECMC What happened to the “Star Wand?”

Prof Kerry Chester UCL , Professor of Molecular Medicine, University College London


Supporting research, protecting patients: Cancer Research UK's recommendations to reform the Clinical Trials Directive (for report on the reform go to our resources page

Emma Greenwood, Policy Manager, CRUK


Delivering World  Class Radiotherapy

Tim Cooper, Associate Director-Radiotherapy, National Cancer Action Team


New models of radiotherapy

Dr Jayant Vaidya,  Breast Cancer Specialist, University College London


How do we achieve cost effective cancer treatments in the UK?

Prof Peter Littlejohns Kings College London & previously at NICE


Drug pricing issues - Rob Day, Head of Oncololgy, Pfizer


Relationships between the pharma industry and patients - Stuart Pritchard, GSK


Click here for speakers presentations, review of the day and images



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VOICE 2016

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eCancer Videos

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.

Maggie Wilcox

Mairead MacKenzie

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. 

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