Are you interested in cancer research? Would you like to be part of a group and work with leading cancer researchers to shape the future of cancer prevention?

Skills: Peer Review - Consumer
Cancer Research UK The Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme: Towards improved causal evidence and enhanced prediction of cancer risk and survival
The University of Bristol have been funded by Cancer Research UK to study cancer prevention  for the next 5 years.   

This Programme of cancer research will contribute towards developing new ways to prevent, detect early, and treat cancers. This work is coordinated by the University of Bristol, with partnerships with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO); The University of Exeter; McGill University, Canada; the University of Ioannina, Greece; and the Quadram Institute. 

Your role will include: 
Advising the research team by sharing your viewpoints and concerns of patients, carers and members of the public affected by cancer. This will help the programme:  decide which research questions are of greatest importance to patients and the public; develop measures to prevent and treat cancer; publicize the findings so patients and the public can benefit from them; and more.   

You will be fully supported by the Programme PPI specialists who will facilitate group discussions and other feedback mechanisms to ensure your views are captured and communicated effectively. 

We are planning an online information session on 27th April which will be open to all who are interested.  There will be an opportunity to learn more about the ICEP Programme and PPI work, and a chance to ask questions.  For information please contact  (ICEP Programme Manager). 

For further details of the Programme please see the website:  

To register your interest please complete the attached short Expression of Interest form, and submit this to:  (ICEP Programme Manager). 

We plan to meet with applicants, via an online meeting, to discuss their suitability and answer any questions.  If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview on 10th, 12th or 21st May 2021.  

The final deadline for applications is 17th May 2021.   

Ideal Applicant

Personal Experiences and Qualities for Members of the ICEP User Reference Group


Affected by cancer (either because they have cancer or know people close to them with cancer).

Interest in research into prevention and treatment, including behavioural interventions such as promotion of healthy lifestyles.


Direct or indirect experience of cancer services/research

Committee/Group working experience.

Links with user networks, partnership groups.

Special Skills

Willingness to get to know and use medical and research language.

To keep up to date with current research issues in this Programme.

Specialist knowledge

Knowledge of user point of view.

To have an understanding of research.

Personal qualities

Good at talking about thoughts, feelings, or information to another person.

Able to listen to others and express own views about service user concerns in discussions.

Self confidence in a mixed group of professionals and service users.

Able to respond to challenging tasks.

Experience of receiving agenda papers and preparing for meetings.

IT, computers and the internet

Familiar with email and the internet and (ideally) virtual meetings platforms

Familiar with social media


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Hello Allison, I am interested in this group, however I am not a consumer, but a cancer researcher, I would like to collaborate if there is any place I can help.

Hi Juan,
Many thanks for your message.
Are you able to give me more details about your area of research please? I can then advise whether your work links with that of anyone in our team.
Please do email me directly on if that is easier.
Kind regards

Default profile Alison Denny (Task Poster) - 20 days ago

Hi Alison,

Is this application is still open to apply

Vfagxgc3rmnecxmw9dr5 Akhilanand Chaurasia - 10 hours ago