Working with the public
Our research is about people and it is for people. Patients take part in our studies and we share our results with those that participated and with the public.
It is very important to us that we share and collaborate in other ways too. At Cancer Trials NZ, we have invited the public to join us as co-advisors through a process known as Consumer Representation. Our Consumer Representatives (CRs) are people who have or have had cancer or they are carers of people with cancer.
By involving patients, whānau, communities and the public, it is recognised that new interventions and treatments are more likely to meet the needs of people and more likely to be adopted into routine clinical practice. Cancer Trials NZ seeks to include CRs from study concept through to grant application, study conduct, publication and implementation.