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NCRI Newsletter, Issue 2 2016
Highlights from our 2016 Winter Meeting; Dr Karin Oien appointed Chair of NCRI's new initiative in Cellular Molecular Pathology; Need advice on your trial proposal? NCRI's Advisory Groups can help; New members appointed to the NCRI Clinical Studies Groups; The NCRI Consumer Forum: recruitment update; Launch of the UKCRC Tissue Directory; Recently launched: The Breast Cancer Now Catalyst Programme; New Chief Executive for the ABPI; Cancer Research UK appoints new Trustee; Work of ECMCs celebrated for World Cancer Day; The Research Councils 2014/15 impact reports; NIHR review: benefits of engaging in health research

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 1 2016
What to look out for from NCRI in 2016; NCRI trustee opportunities: join us in enabling faster progress against cancer; Applications for members of the NCRI Clinical Studies Groups now open; Welcome to NCRI's new Head of Strategic Planning and Initiatives; Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, knighted for services to cancer research; Helen Rippon appointed Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research; Bloodwise introduce their new Research Director; Children with Cancer UK announce their 2016 Conference; Cancer Research UK launch a new patient involvement webpage; Good news for health research on the Data Protection Regulation; UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research; Marie Curie: measuring the impact of research investment; Exploring barriers to public engagement by UK researchers: research results; Tenovus Cancer Care 2014/15 impact report; Prostate Cancer UK 2014/15 annual review

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 8 2015
NCRI Future of Surgery workshop series: registration now open for the first workshop; Congratulations to the NCRI Cancer Conference Team; New clips on NCRI's YouTube; UK Breast Cancer Research Symposium 22nd - 23rd July 2016: register for early bird tickets; Launch of ECMC Quinquennial Review; Appointment of Chief Scientific Adviser with the Research and Development Portfolio for the Department of Health; Competition to host Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programmes - now open; Northern Ireland Genomics Medicine Centre; New report highlights low levels of palliative and end of life care research funding in the UK; NIHR's first themed review of end of life care research; Progressing clinical academic careers in the UK; Public Health Wales's new research strategy

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 7 2015
Take a look back at the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; NCRI's CM-Path initiative: now recruiting; Biobanking: registration now open for NCRI CCB's winter meeting; Latest news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; NCRI Future of Surgery workshop series: workshop leads announced; NCRI's Clinical Research Director appointed as the NIHR Clinical Research Network's lead for cancer; Launch of the Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure collaboration; Marie Curie announces its largest call for research; Children with Cancer UK announce 2015 project grant round awards; Scottish Government sets out its new five year health and social care research strategy; Wellcome Trust launch new strategic framework; New Chief Scientific Advisor and Director in Northern Ireland; European Data in Health Research Alliance launches petition; ECMC Network year of progress 2014/15 report; Anti-metastatic drug development workshop; The complete Routes to Diagnosis data; Guide for researchers working with health data

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 6 2015
The NCRI Cancer Conference, 1-4 November, Liverpool; Now live: NCRI interactive portfolio maps; Imaging: report on the work of the NCRI PET Core Lab; Biobanking: registration now open for NCRI CCB's winter meeting; Cancer Research UK's £20m Grand Challenge funding call is now open; The International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership - seeking expert opinion; Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health seeks successor; Report on the National Prevention Research Initiative; Research delivery in the NHS - annual statistics published; A guide to collaboration from the ABPI; Research Councils report on technology development consultation

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 5 2015
Raising awareness around the importance of collaboration in cancer research; One day left to register for the NCRI Cancer Conference; Congratulations to the NCRI Conference Team; NCRI CSG Annual Reports 2014-15 - now available online; The NCRI Cancer Research Database data collection is now underway; Proton Beam Therapy: NCRI Consumer Forum members get the lowdown; The International Cancer Research Partnership launches a new version of the cancer funding classification system; Bloodwise launch a new fellowship opportunity in Integrative Biology; Ximbio: a new way to exchange knowledge and trade research reagents from Cancer Research Technology; Update from the Combinations Alliance; Highlights from Cancer Research UK's International Symposium on Oesophageal Cancer

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 4 2015
One day left to submit your late-breaking abstracts!; Cancer taskforce report - England's new cancer strategy; Meet the NCRI Executive's senior management team; NCRI Clinical Studies Groups: latest Chair rotations; Calling for radiotherapy study proposal ideas; Opportunities to lead an NCRI Future of Surgery Research Workshop; Latest news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; New website for the International Cancer Research Partnership; Bloodwise: the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research; Human Tissue Triennial Review; Wellcome Trust call for funding committee members; Marie Curie: changing the conversation about terminal illness; UK Health Research Analysis; Annual Review from Children with Cancer UK

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2015
Welcome to NCRI's new Chair and Trustees; Highlights from our 2015 Summer Meeting; Hitting the ground running - news from the NCRI Consumer Forum; Latest analysis of NCRI's Cancer Research Database now available; Advances in Surgical Oncology session at our Conference; CTRad: developing the latest radiotherapy trials; Supporting a healthy future for scientific research under the Data Protection Regulation; The EORTC Collaboration Pathway has now been launched; Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity - recently launched; New website enabling health and social care research in Northern Ireland; The Economic & Social Research Council: celebrating 50 years; Cancer Research UK's Annual Review; The Metric Tide: Rethinking Research on Research

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 2 2015
One day left to submit your abstracts for the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; Working in partnership with patients - NCRI as a unique example to follow; Latest Chair rotations and opportunities within the CSGs; Latest Chair rotations and opportunities within the CSGs; Radiotherapy: update from CTRad; Biobanking: update from the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre; Early diagnosis: the 2015 NAEDI conference; Patient and carer bursaries for the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; Research at Worldwide Cancer Research; Tenovus Cancer Care celebrating 50 years of research; Responding to patient need: LLR's research programme; Marie Curie brand refresh; NISCHR now known as Health and Care Research Wales; Assessing the research potential of access to clinical trial data; STFC Strategy for Cancer; Is every patient a research patient?;

NCRI Newsletter, Issue 1 2015
Looking forward to the 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference; Making the international connection - a global view on research spending trends; Update on the NCRI Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group; Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research's Trial Acceleration Programme: connecting with the national portfolio through NCRI Clinical Studies Groups; Online tool from Marie Curie Cancer Care helping hospices get involved in research; Department of Health awards contract for a new national Coordinating Centre for the NIHR Clinical Research Network; Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research collaborate to boost blood cancer trials; The top ten research questions in palliative and end of life care; Latest reports from the International Cancer Research Partnership; Stratified medicine: discovery to patient - mind the gap; 60-second interview with Professor Sam Ahmedzai; Richard Stephens on the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2014
The 10th NCRI Cancer Conference; NCRI CSGs trainee scheme now open to more CSGs; NAEDI: opportunities for researchers and patients; a new name for the CRUK Drug Development Office; five years of progress in radiotherapy research; the economic impact of early diagnosis; impact and outcomes of MRC research; 60-second interview with NCRI Director Dr Karen Kennedy; meet the team behind NCRI

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2014
What to expect at the 10th NCRI Cancer Conference; applications invited for NCRI Cancer CTU Group; Cancer Research UK launch their new research strategy; new name and look for AICR; update on surgical clinical trials; 2013/14 highlights from the MRC Regulatory Support Centre; new local network leadership posts; summary of 2013/14 network data; new publication on improving cancer trials for young people; slide set on steps to a successful trial launch; new publication on the economic benefits of cancer; report on the National Lung Cancer Audit; MBE for former NCRI Director; 60-second interview with Professor Iain McNeish

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2014
NCRI Confederation of Cancer Biobanks launches new standards; cancer research funding: the latest data from NCRI; 60-second interview with Professor Richard Marais; spotlight on NCRI Clinical Studies Groups portfolio maps; why partnership in research matters

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2013
At the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference; 60 second interview with new NCRI Director, Dr Karen Kennedy; collaborative partnership for radiotherapy-drug combinations; Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership (PeolcPSP) with the James Lind Alliance; BRIGHTLIGHT; surgeon's guide to research funding; NCRI CCB workshops at the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference; new website for NCRI

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2013
NCIN as part of Public Health England; NCRI Cancer Research Database 2012 analysis; NCRI CCB harmonisation and accreditation of biobanks; 60 second interview with Neil Burnet; NIHR launches ‘Ok to ask’ campaign

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2013
Introduction to Harpal Kumar, NCRI’s new Chair; first ICRP report on international investment in cancer research; CTRad’s fifth proposals guidance meeting; Harriet Barber painting donated to NCRI; EOLC masterclass at the NCRI Cancer Conference

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2012
NCRI report on surgical cancer research; welcome to Baroness Delyth Morgan as a new member of the NCRI Board; statement of intent for UK eolcRIG; joint report from NCRI and the NCRN highlights the Impact of Patient, Carer and Public Involvement in Cancer Research; NCIN working with UK Biobank; new CTRad website with resources for radiotherapy researchers; PET imaging update

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2012
NCRI launches third Strategic Plan; NCRI Cancer Research Database holds ten consecutive years of research funding data; Understanding Cancer e-learning programme launched; CTRad update; NCRI launches the UK end of life care Research Interest Group; David Ardron sums up his time as NCRI CLG Chair

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1, 2012
NPRI funds 19 research awards in Phase 4; Shirley Harrison and Dr Angela McCullagh join the NCRI Board as lay members; Richard Stephens appointed as next NCRI CLG Chair; appointment of Professor Andy Hall as NCRI Pathology Lead for Cancer Biobanking and Dr Bridget Wilkins as NCRI Pathology Lead for NHS engagement in Biobanking; ECMCs receive £35m funding for second quinquennium; NCRI work with TRANSCAN; feedback on the 2011 NCRI Cancer Conference

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2011
Eric Low, Chief Executive of Myeloma UK joins NCRI Board as an independent member; connecting consumers in NCRI; UK funders vision for human tissue resources; fifth joint conference of US National Cancer Insititute cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) and NCRI Informatics initiatives; Marie Curie Cancer Care announce two awards from palliative and end of life care research programmes; one day workshop on PET imaging; NCRN Roadshow celebrates ten year anniversary

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2011
NCRI portfolio tops £500m for first time; The Prostate Cancer Charity becomes member of NCRI; CTRad working group meeting; Look forward to NCRI Cancer Conference; Summary of first NAEDI research conference; publication of ‘Creating a Momentum for Change: Five years of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative’ by CECo; launch of new BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care journal; summary of NCIN and UKACR Conference; publication to mark tenth anniversary of the NCRI and NCRN; summary of NCRI CLG meeting; samples from over 100,000 patients now included in NCRI online Cancer Biosample Directory

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2011
Celebrating NCRI and NCRN ten year anniverary; Roger Wilson, past Chair of NCRI CLG, honoured with CBE; Professor Dame Janet Husband announced as new NCRI Chair; NCRI publishes report on mesothelioma research; Mark Stevens, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Cancer Research, joins NCRI Board; Professor Tim Illidge to Chair CTRad research working group; NCRI Partners working together in end of life care; COMPASS and CECo Collaboratives reach end of five years funding; onCore UK formally closed as independent charity

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2010
Professor Matt Seymour appointed Director of NCRN; NCRI publishes Rapid Review of research in survivorship after cancer and end of life care; summary of NCIN and UKACR Conference; summary of NCRI PET Research Network workshops; new NCRI Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Clinical Studies Group formed; fourth phase of NPRI underway; two new directories from Biomarkers and Imaging Clinical Studies Group; NCRI Secretariat moves to Angel Building

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2010
NCRI publishes new guidelines for welfare of animals in cancer research; Ciaràn Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support and Claudia McVie, Chief Executive of Tenovus join NCRI Board; eight years of NCRI Cancer Research Database data now available; summary of Wales Cancer Conference; ICRP Partners meet in Toronto; fourth NCRI/caBIG joint conference; summary of CTRad events; NCRI Secretariat staff changes

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2010
New NCRI PET Research Network website; new identity for CTRad; Paul Carbury, Chief Executive of Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, joins NCRI Board; launch of NAEDI; NCIN seeking pilot research studies; NCRN Coordinating Centre appoints Dr Sheila Fisher as Associate Director for Patient and Public Involvement; summary of Britain Against Cancer conference; NCRI Survivorship and end of life care rapid review in progress; summary of NCRI Cancer Conference

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2009
Summary of third joint conference of NCI and NCRI Informatics Initiative; NCRI release new video; international review panel compliments NCRI CLG; Dr Allison Jeynes-Ellis, Medical and Innovation Director at ABPI, joins NCRI Board; Glyn Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Antisoma Research Ltd and Executive Director of Antisoma plc, joins NCRI Board; Dr Declan Mulkeen, Director of Research Management at MRC, announced as Chair for NCRI Board Sub-Group on Clinical and Translational Research; launch of NCRI Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group; summary of NCRN and NCRI joint workshop at NHS Network Development Programme; update on Early and Late Phase Trials Forums; summary of NCIN annual conference; summary of NCRI PET Research Network workshop

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2009
New Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group; refocused role for onCore UK; NCRI Informatics initiative launch cancer research information portal, ONIX; summary of ICRP annual meeting; CRPs working together across Local Research Network; data from NCRI Cancer Research Database available to download; summary of NCRI PET Research Steering Committee workshop

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2009
New year greetings; becoming a NCRI member; role of Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group; Launch of NAEDI; lung cancer screening study; summary of joint NCRI CCB and Pathological Society workshop on ethics and governance in cancer biobanking; access to personal data and biosamples; consumer feedback on NCRI Cancer Conference; overview of SuPaC collaboratives

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2008
Five-year analysis from the NCRI Cancer Research Database; NCSI launched; ICRP annual meeting; NAEDI launched; access to personal data and biosamples; David Ardron appointed Chair of NCRI CLG; NCIN launched; summary of Late Phase Trials Forum of ECMC; summary of  joint conference between NCRI Informatics initiative and NCI; NPRI Phase 2 awards announced; awards to fund research on the SuPaC needs of  lung cancer patients

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2008
Professor Sir Kenneth Calman appointed NCRI Chair; NCRI publish five-year strategic plan; coordination of biobanking in Europe; NCRI set up UK PET Research Steering Committee; NCIN launch; NCRI and ECMC network hold Early Clinical Trials Forum; Miriam Harris and Peter Rainey appointed to Board Sub-Group on Clinical and Translational Research; new website for ECMC network; pathology and research taskforce; NCRI Informatics initiative hosts a Summit

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2008
New Year's greetings; CHILDREN with LEUKAMEIA join NCRI; Canadian Cancer Research Alliance; new Chair for NCRI; knighthood for past NCRI Chair Professor Alex Markham; joint scientific meeting of NCRI Prostate Cancer Collaboratives; call for proposals in lung cancer screening; cancer reform strategy for England; Early Clinical Trials Forum; summary of CCB workshop; Hilary Blackburn, NCRI Board consumer member, and Karen Inns, Consumer Liaison Lead at NCRN, attend California Breast Cancer Research Program Symposium; NCIN; new Funding streams from MRC and NIHR

NCRI Newsletter, issue 3 2007
Summary of  joint NCRI Informatics caBIG™ conference; NCRI Cancer Conference; CCB opens to new members; summary of NCRI Late Phase Trials Forum; round-up of NCRI SuPaC Collaboratives activities; Dr Richard Palmer joins NCRI Board Sub-Group on Clinical and Translational Research; onCore UK  now accepting blood and tissue samples from cancer patients in selected NHS Trusts; progress on lung cancer; developing next NCRI Strategic Plan

NCRI Newsletter, issue 2 2007
Mike Richards on year as NCRI Chair; Hilary Blackburn and Joanna Eley join NCRI Board as consumer members; results of NCRI Partner survey; Herbie Newell succeeds Alison Spaull as Chair of NCRI Board Sub-Group on Clinical and Translational Research; NCRI Secretariat news; NCRI Late Phase Trials Forum; NCRI publish report on PET research in UK; NCRI Informatics Initiative; NCRI working with industry; Consulting on next NCRI Strategic Plan

NCRI Newsletter, issue 1 2007
New appointees to NCRI Board; international meetings; summary of NCRI Cancer Conference; report from NCRI Strategic Planning Group to be published; capacity building grants for supportive and palliative care; NCRI Early Clinical Trials Forum; NCRI Lung Cancer Strategic Planning Group publish report