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 CTNZ, we have invited the public to join us as co-advisors through a process known as Consumer Representation (CRs). Our Consumer Representatives (CRs) are people who have had cancer or they are carers of people with cancer.

By involving patients 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. CTNZ seeks to include consumer representatives from trial concept through to grant application, trial conduct, publication and implementation.