The ASWC Research Network has several groups that meet regularly throughout the year, each having their own specific role in the development or strategy of the network.
To view the meetings timetable, terms of reference and other information related to these groups please select the title of the group you are interested in from the list below:
As the name implies the key role of this Committee is to steer the Research Network. These meetings are concerned with the strategic overview of the cancer research network. The Research Steering Committee meets three times a year. For further information please click on the title of the group above.
This Group facilitates the operational aspects of working across the cancer research network. The Research Operational Management Group includes representation from each of the Trusts and meets three or four times a year depending on requirements. For further information please click on the title of the group above.
This is an educational meeting that aims to provide research staff the opportunity to meet and discuss relevant research issues. Agenda for future forum are led by the attendees. Forums are held twice a year and the venue for this meeting alternates throughout the network. For further information please click on the title of the group above.
Consumer Research Partnership Events
The ASWCRN holds ad hoc Consumer Research Parternship Events. In October 2010 the ASWCRN held one of these such events where breast cancer patients and research nurses from the region were invited to give their feedback and comments regarding a clinical trial that was being developed locally. The event was an excellent opportunity for local researchers to gain vital feedback from 'lay persons' on the design and potential challengs of the trial. The ladies who attended the event found the morning to be interesting, throught-provoking and generally commented that it had been extremely positive to be involved in such an event.
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the Consumer Research Partnership Events please contact the ASWCRN Research Network Manager, Catherine.Carpenter-Clawson@aswcs.nhs.uk or tel:0117 9003420
Skin Side Effects and Healing Project Patient Feedback Event
On Thursday 11th October 2012 researchers from Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton are hosting a patient information session and discussion about the use of dressings to support wound healing in patients suffering from certain side effects related to their cancer treatment. Researchers in Taunton are designing a study to test the effectiveness of a specific dressing on wound healing and would be keen to hear feedback and comments from patients about their planned study.
The event will take place from 4:30-5:30pm (coffee and cakes provided) at the Beacon Centre, Musgrove Pak Hospital, Taunton. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
We would welcome feedback from cancer patients who have been affected by breast, gynaecological, head & neck, or cancer of the lower gastro-intestinal tract. We ask only for your time and honest feedback on this proposed project and are grateful of patient support to ensure the success of this proposed study.
Please contact Cancer Research Network Manager, Catherine Carpenter-Clawson on 0117 900 3420 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your attendance at this event or to request any further information or download a registration form here