The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC)
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The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) undertakes and funds high quality, high impact research across the cancer pathway to influence cancer policy and practice.
Our in-house and commissioned research portfolio currently includes:
- Projects with a specific focus of behaviours that can cause cancer (Prevention)
- Projects supporting the remaining strategic objectives of Diagnose, Treat and Optimise the Cancer Pathway.
- COVID-19 response projects, as well as additional projects currently being scoped out.
Evidence from our research directly informs our recommendations for policy change and the messages conveyed to key decision makers.
The recent merging with the ACE Programme to form a new Policy & Implementation Research (P&IR) department provides an exciting opportunity to renew focus.
P&IR is responsible for commissioning and delivering research that supports our policy objectives - across the main themes of prevent, diagnose and treat and across the cancer pathway.
Research is addressing the effects of standard packaging and Primary Care cessation services, and inequalities surrounding cessation services. The Tobacco Advisory Group commissions new research surrounding tobacco including on e-cigarettes and heat not burn products.
Research is addressing the influence of marketing exposure of unhealthy food and drinks; particularly to young people, awareness of the link between obesity and health, and the role of primary care services and prevention messaging for obesity.
Diet has been addressed through projects, as can be seen below. Current research is also addressing links between marketing exposure and impacts upon the diet of young people, with additional projects addressing the effects of the sugary drink industry levy.
Research is addressing the effect of marketing on children and young people’s consumption, brand recognition and its impact on choice and consumption, awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer, knowledge on guidelines, and the use and referral to alcohol cessation services.
Physical activity has also been identified as a lifestyle risk factor. The center is planning future research into this risk factor.
Sun exposure has also been identified as a lifestyle risk factor. The center is planning future research into this risk factor.
Accelerating the translation of early detection and diagnosis research in cancer (July 2018). A summary of a workshop held by the Academy of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research UK, 7 February 2018.