Get involved

Are you a member of the public who would like to improve treatment for the benefit of other patients?

If so, you don’t need to be a healthcare professional or to actually participate in a clinical trial. There are lots of other ways to get involved, some paid, some voluntary.

We have developed strong links with members of the public (PPI) who are interested in working with the unit to further develop our trials. We have initiated annual tumour-specific meetings with our PPI members to discuss the trial portfolio in some of our groups and have invited PPI representation to our Trial Management Groups and Trial Steering Committee meetings.

We have listed some organisations below that involve patients and public in clinical research in a variety of ways. It is a great way to be involved with brand new research and to contribute to making a difference to others. Please also contact one of the Trial Group Leads at CTC if you would like to hear more about PPI participation, maybe this is something you may wish to assist with now or in the future.


INVOLVE is part of, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and was set up to support active public involvement in the NHS, public health and social care research. They can point you in the right direction to begin getting involved, providing advice and general information on clinical trials.

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People in research

People in Research are also a part of the NIHR and work with research funders to get people of all ages involved in research. They provide information on how to get involved in lots of different ways so patients and the public can help shape the way clinical research is carried out.

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Cancer Research UK (CR UK)

CR UK Your Involvement Network is a group of people who have been affected by cancer. They help shape the work of CR UK by sharing their experience of cancer and their opinions through a range of involvement opportunities.

See the Involvement Network pages where people can sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.

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Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre
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