Information for Patients & Public

To find a clinical trial please click on the Trials & Studies section on the home page.

To find out general information about clinical trials please go to ‘What Clinical Trials Are’ on the Cancer Research UK website.

Do you want to get involved in helping to influence cancer research in Northern Ireland?

If you are living with or beyond cancer, or are a relative, or carer of someone with cancer, you may want to consider getting involved in helping to influence cancer research.  We are looking for people with an experience of cancer to join the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum.  An interest in cancer research is important, but you do not need to have taken part in a clinical trial.

Cancer research is important because it helps us find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.  Every year hundreds of people in Northern Ireland take part in cancer clinical trials, or other high quality research studies.  This type of research is expanding, and it is taking place at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre in Belfast, the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Altnagelvin, Antrim, Craigavon and Ulster Hospitals.

What is the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum?

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The Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum has been established to increase personal and public involvement in cancer research across Northern Ireland.  Members of the Forum will be involved in one or some of the following:

  • Reviewing and advising on clinical trial protocols and patient information leaflets
  • Membership of a research steering group or committee
  • Membership of a Trial Management Group of a specific clinical trial
  • Advising on the best methods and information to raise patient and public awareness about cancer clinical trials available in Northern Ireland
  • Promoting personal and public involvement in cancer research

The members of the Forum will meet together at least four times a year.  Training and support will be available to members.

The Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum is co-ordinated by the Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network and it will support consumers across the various cancer research groups within Health and Social Care Trusts, or universities.

Are you interested in getting involved?

To find out more, please contact Ruth Boyd with your name, address and contact telephone and/or email details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact address, telephone number, email address

Ruth Boyd
Cancer Research UK Senior Nurse
East Podium, C Floor
Belfast City Hospital
Lisburn Road
Telephone: 028 9063 8468
For Further Information:
A Strategy for Personal and Public Involvement in Cancer Research in NI 26.10.11
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