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Submit your proposal for the NCRI Consumer Forum’s Dragons’ Den

The NCRI Consumer Forum's Dragons’ Den is an opportunity for researchers to meet with small groups of knowledgeable consumers (patients and carers), who are already involved in research. It will take place on Monday 6 November 2017, 1-2pm, at the NCRI Conference. You are welcome to bring any aspect of your research work that would benefit from consumer input, and it’s a valuable opportunity to gain on-the-spot expert advice in an informal setting. The deadline for submission of proposals is midday on Wednesday 11 October 2017. You can find out more or submit your proposal on the following websites.
» NCRI Consumer Forum’s Dragons’ Den - more information (NCRI webpage)
» NCRI Consumer Forum’s Dragons’ Den - online application (NCRI webpage)

CTRad’s new strategic vision 2018-2021

In light of progress made in the past three years, CTRad’s Executive Group put together a mission statement to guide the group’s direction of travel, and devised a five-point strategic vision that builds on success to date and addresses on-going challenges. You can download the two-page brief below:

» Download the CTRad strategic vision 2018-2021 two-page brief here (PDF)

NCRI launches new five year strategy and re-designed website

The NCRI partnership launches new five-year strategy to accelerate progress in cancer research and CTRad is identified as its flagship initiative. Read about this and the PATHOS case study in the new strategy available below.

» Download the new NCRI Strategy here (PDF)

» Read the Press Release here (PDF)

» Visit the re-designed NCRI website (NCRI webpage)

Landmark paper published by CTRad Working Group

A CTRad Working Group has published a landmark paper in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology setting out consensus recommendations to increase the number of novel drugs being successfully used in combination with radiotherapy to improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer.

» Find out more: A triumph for collaboration in radiotherapy research (NCRI webpage)

Now published: CTRad review of molecular radiotherapy research in the UK

CTRad has published its review of molecular radiotherapy (MRT) research in the UK. MRT has considerable potential to benefit patients, and could provide further scope for improved patient outcomes, however research in MRT has lagged behind that of other cancer therapies. To help assess the needs and opportunities in UK MRT research, CTRad consulted with the UK MRT community to ascertain the range of research activity and the barriers preventing progress. The feedback identified opportunities for improvement as well as a number of barriers and challenges. This report identifies three strategic priorities and provides a number of recommendations for each that will promote progress in MRT research.
» CTRad: identifying opportunities to promote progress in molecular radiotherapy research in the UK, June 2016 (PDF) (NCRI webpage)