We are working with the charity Independent Cancer Patients' Voice to pilot a course in London for cancer patient advocates that aims to explain the research pipeline; from ideas through experiments to clinical trials.
This is the first and currently only patient advocate training scheme of its kind in the UK. The course has been titled VOICE (Vision On Information, Confidence and Engagement) Science for Patient Advocates. Patients from anywhere in the UK are welcome.
Our 5-day course aims to give participants basic understanding of cancer biology and an introduction to research terminology and practice.
The course is open to anyone who:
Participants do not need to have any prior understanding of cancer biology.
Anyone who wishes to take part would be expected to attend all 5 days of the course.
In addition to this scientific course, we are also running a 2-day course focused on Clinical Trial Design and Analysis.