Patient and public involvement (PPI) is an active partnership between patients and the public and researchers in a research process.
Active involvement of patients and the public in research makes a difference by:
- making sure that researchers ask the right questions and in a way that patients and the public understand
- keeping research on track so that it stays relevant
- making sure the people being researched are approached in the right way
- improving the quality of research by adding another point of view to the design and conduct.
The Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine PPI group aims to bring together a group of patients and members of the public who will volunteer to work alongside our cancer researchers to develop our current and future research. The focus of this group will be on early phase and translational cancer research, with a view to identifying research needs and improving healthcare for future patients.
We are looking for people who:
- have recent experience of cancer, or cared for someone with cancer
- have an intrest and enthusiasm about being involved in the research process
- are willing to take an active part in meetings, and review and provide feedback on research documentation
- have the ability to demonstrate a balanced, broad view and engage in discussions about gaps in the current research and potential future research needs
- have an understanding of current scientific concepts, or the willingness and time to undertake training
For further information, please complete the contact form above.