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Tenovus Cancer Care Research for change

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Amanda Pritchard

on 6 May 2016

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Transcript of Tenovus Cancer Care Research for change

We want to show you how we take your
and turn it into a
running, knitting, shopping, donating, jumping out of planes, bucket collecting, walking miles, climbing mountains, concerts, cakes...

Which raises the
£1 million
we spend on research every year

and a whole lot more!
We accept applications from many places.
Including university researchers, health professionals and clinicians.

Every year we put a call out for grant applications.

We are looking for researchers and scientists that can help make a difference to the treatment and quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones.

We seek expert advice from external reviewers to help us make decisions about which research grant applications we should fund.
This is called
These applications are then read by experts all over the world

Independent panels then read the applications along with the reviews

Research proposals are like cooking, some mixtures
work together and some really don’t. Good peer review picks out the recipes that are likely to succeed and makes sure that the right ingredients are included.

Our Research Advisory Group is a group of “experts by experience”, people affected by cancer, who also review applications.

I received excellent training, found the other members very welcoming and now feel part of a great team, helping to decide which worthwhile research projects will benefit from Tenovus Cancer Care grants. It's a highly rewarding volunteer experience.

The focus for the grants are very patient centred which ensures that the applicants involve patients and lay representatives at every stage in the design and delivery of the study.
Dr Julie Cornish,
University Hospital of Wales

We’re proud to have passed the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC) peer review audit.
The AMRC recognise our Best Practice in funding the most important, well designed, practical research, which is relevant to people affected by cancer.

We are also a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

The NCRI is a partnership of UK cancer research funders. By working together we avoid duplication, and funds are used to best effect.

Through this process we support research in all areas of cancer care
We want to fund more...

If you want to get
involved visit


Pam Allinson
Research Advisory Group
Doug Winton
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee
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