Radiotherapy for the Lay Representative, London, 5 October 2012
This very successful day was organised on our behalf by the National Cancer Action Team and hosted by Tim Cooper, Associate Director Radiotherapy. The event aimed to give a wider understanding of radiotherapy and the role it plays so that lay members can act in a greater understanding and be more effective as lay reps on groups.
The day provided us with a new view and appreciation of radiotherapy as a key treatment for cancers. It has been the perception in the past that radiotherapy was the 'poor relation' in cancer treatments. The knowledge and enthusiasm that the speakers gave have shown us that with the new technologies radiotherapy can provide precise, targeted and personalised treatments. This will provide patients with improved outcomes and fewer longterm and often debilitating side-effects.
Radiotherapy has definitely reached the 21st century.
Please go to the download page to read all the presentations from the day.
For more information on Radiotherapy and the work of the National Cancer Action Team go to http://ncat.nhs.uk/our-work/ensuring-better-treatment/radiotherapy#tab-overview
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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.
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VOICE 2020 - Science for Patient Advocates - cancelled
Due to COVID-10 we have had to postpone the course for 2020. Click here for more 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.