Public Interest Group on Cancer Research

We formed this group in 2021.

We gratefully acknowledge funding by The Office of Public Engagement – Quick Start Fund that made this partnership possible! We also thank NLSUPPORT for supporting us.

The Public Interest Group on Cancer Research is a meaningful partnership between scientists at Memorial University and a diverse group of members of the public (including cancer patients, families, healthcare providers, and policy makers) in order to bring an impactful and positive change to the lives of individuals affected by cancer.

Dissemination of the work of Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (Jan-May 2022)

We widely disseminate the work of this group for wider audience. For example: Key points: Cancer group puts patient, family perspectives and experiences in centre of conversation LETTER: Moving towards patient-directed quality care in oncology in N.L. We submitted a report to Eastern Health / Oncology/ Provincial Cancer Care Program leadership in Jan 2022. One conference… Continue reading Dissemination of the work of Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (Jan-May 2022)

What did the Public Interest Group on Cancer achieve in 2021?

One of the primary aims of this group has been to identify the needs and priorities of the cancer patients and families in the province, and then design research studies and public engagement activities to address these needs. In 2021, we efficiently identified the key priorities of patients and families in the province and are… Continue reading What did the Public Interest Group on Cancer achieve in 2021?

Who are the members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research?

This group currently includes 12 public members affected by cancer, in addition to three investigators (Drs. Holly Etchegary, Cindy Whitten, and Sevtap Savas). We thank the previous members in 2021, Dr. Teri Stuckless, Dr. Farah McCrate, Rebecca Roome, Doug Smith, and two public members, for their contributions! Dr. Sevtap Savas (Investigator): Dr. Savas is a… Continue reading Who are the members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research?

Creating the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (2021)

We formed this group in 2021. We gratefully acknowledge funding by The Office of Public Engagement – Quick Start Fund that made this partnership possible! We also thank NLSUPPORT for supporting us. The Public Interest Group on Cancer Research is a meaningful partnership between scientists at Memorial University and a diverse group of members of the public (including cancer patients,… Continue reading Creating the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (2021)

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