Hope Against Cancer Annual Allison Wilson Memorial Lecture

Posted by pt91 at Sep 29, 2011 04:24 PM |
Event at University of Leicester on Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 29 September 2011

The Allison Wilson Memorial Lecture of 2011, hosted by Hope Against Cancer, will be delivered by Sir Iain Chalmers and is entitled “Avoidable waste in producing and reporting research relevant to patients”.   

In the course of his lecture, Sir Iain, who was knighted in 2000 for his services to healthcare, will also address the importance of medical research choosing the right questions and providing outcomes that patients value and see as relevant.  He will conclude by inviting patients to become involved in research as informed contributors will ensure that research efforts are directed to best effect.

“Sir Iain Chalmers is a world-leading figure in evidence-based healthcare. He was one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation that helps people to make well-informed decisions about healthcare by preparing and maintaining systematic reviews of the relevant evidence. He is also one of the authors of "Testing Treatments", a book aimed at both patients and professionals, that argues for better, more reliable, more relevant research, using unbiased or ‘fair’ trials, and explains how patients can work with doctors to achieve this vital goal.”  Said Professor Dixon-Woods, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester and Hope Against Cancer Trustee.

“We are delighted that Sir Iain has agreed to deliver the lecture this year.  As a charity dedicated to providing research funded by and for the benefit of the local community, we are extremely careful that all our research projects provide the best possible benefits for the future of cancer care in Leicestershire and Rutland and we recognize the need to constantly question research methods to achieve this high standard.” Said Wendi Stevens, Hope Against Cancer Co-ordinator.

The Lecture will take place in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road on Tuesday, 4th October 2011 at 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception at 6.30pm.  Please reserve your place by contacting Hope Against Cancer, telephone 0116 270 0101 or email enquiries@hfcr.org.


Hope Against Cancer

Hope Against Cancer, formally known as the Hope Foundation, was established in 2003 to increase the funds available for cancer research in Leicestershire and Rutland to help improve the area’s status as a leading centre for cancer research. 

Surveys demonstrate that when patients with cancer are treated at cancer centres and units carrying out research, outcomes are significantly improved.

Cancer research has historically been poorly funded in Leicestershire and Rutland and all money raised by the Hope will be used exclusively to fund vital cancer research in this area.  Hope currently funds 12 research fellowships looking at a range of cancers and is grateful for the support of the Universities of Leicester, Loughborough and De Montfort

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