Patient & Public Involvement in Research
Connecting Oxford’s researchers with cancer patients of the past, present & future
Involving the public in cancer research can help to guide the direction of medical research in a way that benefits those that need it most: cancer patients.
This is why Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) in cancer research is so important. As someone whose life has been affected by cancer, the public can offer cancer researchers and clinicians a unique and valuable insight into the needs of patients and people affected by cancer.
Involving people affected by cancer in the development of research and early phase trials will allow Oxford’s research to progress to reflect the needs of the patients, as well as tackling cancer with world-leading science.
Cancer researchers at Oxford study all aspects of cancer, from testing new treatments and improving quality of life to developing new screening techniques and improving cancer prevention.
The Public & Patient Involvement work that Oxford Cancer supports can help cancer researchers in Oxford in various ways, such as:
- Assisting researchers on grant applications
- Reviewing patient information leaflets
- Producing clinical trial awareness videos
- Sitting on steering groups for clinical trials
- Participating in patient and carer focus groups
- Offering a translational angle to research
Information on our current panel members, and case studies of their work in the Oxford cancer research community, can be found through the links below.
The Oxford Cancer Research Patient and Public Advisory Group aims to provide a lay perspective through consultation with people affected by cancer, on a variety of cancer research projects.
Our involvement can be across the research cycle from concept, through trial design and delivery, to dissemination of results, working in partnership with scientists, researchers and clinicians.
Together we aim to improve access, relevance and understanding of cancer research, to benefit patients and their families now and in the future.
Find out more how our Oxford PPI panel has contributed to the Oxford cancer research community
Meet Our Panel
Meet our panel made up of members of the public who’ve had their lives impacted by cancer in some way.
If you would like to be involved in Patient and Public Involvement at Oxford then you can do so below.
If you are a member of the public or a patient that would like to contribute their experiences, knowledge and ideas to cancer research at Oxford, then please submit your interest to the PPI Lead using the link below. Patients & public involved in helping researchers to develop their proposals have access to the ECMC PPI Reference Guide for the public.
If you are a researcher who would like to harness the benefits of Patient and Public Involvement for your own project, please download and submit a project proposal form via the link below. You can find out how to best harness Patient and Public Involvement for your work using the CRUK PPI Toolkit for researchers here.