NCRI has conducted 5 in-depth analyses on specific research topics as detailed below. These each involved a detailed look at relevant research in the NCRI Cancer Research Database, and other evidence gathering such as bibliometric analysis, workforce surveys, expert submission and workshops. In each case the evidence was sifted by a Strategic Planning Group comprising representatives of NCRI member organisations. Members were then able to identify the actions needed to address the research needs identified.
Three topics were chosen because the Strategic Analysis 2002 showed them to be less well-funded than other topics. These were prevention and risk research, supportive and palliative care research and lung cancer research. The links below provide published reports and information on the actions being taken as a result.:
We also looked at Radiotherapy and Radiobiology Research in response to a request from the research community and research on the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) partly in response to a request from the Department of Health and partly to explore the opportunities presented by the technology.