We want people affected by ovarian cancer to shape our medical research programme.
Being a research advocate enables women with ovarian cancer and their friends and family to influence and promote ovarian cancer research. Research advocates can do this in several different ways by:
- reviewing research grant applications
- meeting our researchers
- reviewing our research strategy regularly
- supporting external requests for help, for example in the design of research studies
- promoting the vital role of research
- engaging in the work of other organisations, such as the National Cancer Research Institute and the National Institute for Health Research
Working alongside our expert Scientific Advisory Board, our 'lay reviewers' are instrumental in helping us allocate our medical research grants each year. This level of involvement is virtually unique in cancer research charities and sets a precedent for the wider ovarian cancer research sector.
If you're interested in becoming a research advocate, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.