VOICE: ‘Science for Advocates’ Residential Study Week

Hosted by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit: 19th to 23rd September 2016


The course covered:

An introduction to basic cancer biology with sessions on what cancer is, how it is caused, how it develops and how  it is detected and treated. Course participants spent time in the research laboratories to help them to build their understanding.


An introduction to epidemiology, statistics and reading scientific papers with sessions on understanding statistics, understanding risk, epidemiology and how to read and interpret scientific papers.


For a flavour of the course we have a short video of the week VOICE2016


For a review of the course read a blog from one of the students.Amanda's View of VOICE 2016

All VOICE students were asked to review and feedback on the course. Read their comments here.
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This year's course was generously supported by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and Novartis Oncology


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2017 Summer School

The 2017 ICPV Summer School was held over two days in June at Stirling University. The theme of the event was Cancer Survivorship and Living Well Cancer. Click below for details of the course. More details.

VOICE 2016

A snapsot video of the the 2016 course is now available on YouTube VOICE2016

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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