Patient Involvement at Cancer Research UK

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What is patient involvement at Cancer Research UK?

At Cancer Research UK, we actively involve people affected by cancer in our work. This insight is helping us to beat cancer sooner while ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of patients and their families, and loved ones.

What is Patient Involvement (PI) and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

Patient involvement (PI) is the process of working together with patients, carers, and loved ones, to shape, influence and guide projects as they develop. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is the wider context of involvement in a research or medical setting.

The widely used definition of Patient and Public Involvement in research is: 'research carried out 'with' or 'by' members of the public rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them.

Find out how you can use your experience of cancer to shape our work

We have a network where anyone affected by cancer can join, and a dedicated team brings our internal work and people affected by cancer together to enable us to work directly with the people we want to serve.