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
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.