Involving young people with cancer in research The National Cancer Research Institutes Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Core Consumer Group (CCG) – a new and evolving model


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Lorna Fern1, James Ashton2, Katie Brooman2, Carol Irving3, Hannah Millington2, Carol Starkey2, David Wright4, Jeremy Whelan1

1University College Hospital, London, UK, 2National Cancer Research Institute Teenage & Young Adult Core Consumer Group, London, UK, 3University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK, 4Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK

Abstract

Background

Involving patients as partners in research has become an integral part of the research process, guided by national policy and a key requisite of many funding bodies.