The NCRI LWBC Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio of research within the field of living with and beyond cancer 

The NCRI LWBC Group aims to improve the quality, and increase the quantity, of multidisciplinary research into outcomes for people affected by cancer at all stages of disease; and for their carers. The NCRI LWBC Group covers all cancer types and patients at all stages of illness, including those without a current histological diagnosis. It includes all aspects of patient and carer wellbeing and will cover physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, and financial consequences of cancer illness. 

The NCRI LWBC Group consists of an executive group, chaired by Professor Sam Ahmedzai and Professor Galina Velikova, which provides oversight of the research landscape and proactively identifies opportunities for the group. The LWBC Group also has several subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need.

Members are competitively recruited to the executive Group and subgroups twice a year and are advertised on the jobs and opportunities page. If there are not currently any vacancies, you are encouraged to register your interest via email.

Group Chair: Professor Sam Ahmedzai and Professor Galina Velikova

Professor Sam Ahmedzai(Emeritus Professor, Sheffield)

Professor Galina Velikova (Medical Oncologist, Leeds)

Dr Kai-Keen Shiu (Medical Oncologist, London)

Dr Gillian Prue(Senior Lecturer in Chronic Illness, Belfast)

Dr Pauline Leonard (Medical Oncologist, London)

Professor Sara Faithfull (Professor of Cancer Nursing Practice, Surrey)

Professor Annmarie Nelson(Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, Cardiff)

Dr Derek Kyte (Lecturer in Health Research Methods, Birmingham)

Mr Jim Elliott (NCRI Consumer Forum member, Pembrokeshire)