Spotlight on NCRI activities: Living with and beyond cancer initiative

Chair: Richard Stephens, NCRI Consumer Forum, UK
Speaker: Andrew Bottomley, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Belgium
Speaker: Sam Ahmedzai, University of Sheffield, UK
Speaker: Ceinwen Giles, Shine Cancer Support, UK
Speaker: Galina Velikova, University of Leeds, UK

11:00-12:30

Room: Dochart

More and more people are living with the consequences of cancer and its treatment – what is termed living with and beyond cancer, yet the level of living with and beyond cancer research is low compared to other types of cancer research in the UK. NCRI aims to increase the level of research in this area and to ultimately improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Undefined research priorities in this broad area has been a barrier to research. The 2015 NHS Independent Cancer Taskforce report also recommends defining research priorities on long-term patient needs and survivorship issues and to identify mechanisms that enable this research to happen. To address this barrier the NCRI has undertaken a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership to identify priorities that matter most to people affected by cancer and the health and social care professionals who work with them.

At this spotlight session, we will unveil the top 10 UK research priorities in living with and beyond cancer. You will learn about how the priorities are identified, how the research community and research funders will be using the priorities, and what good living with and beyond cancer research looks like from an international expert. There will also be a chance to ask questions to the panel of speakers.