Patient Involvement Program

The Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP) was a new component of the CCRC that was pilot tested at the 2017 CCRC. Over the course of four days, 14 patients, caregivers, and patient group representatives attended sessions within the scientific conference as well as their own tailored sessions and debriefs with scientific mentors.

The program is intended to broaden participants’ own understanding of cancer research and cutting-edge science and to help facilitate an understanding among the scientific community about the many ways that patients can help inform, support, and strengthen cancer research. It is this spirit of bidirectional learning that is at the core of an approach that what we hope will evolve into an important mechanism to drive an enhanced cancer research enterprise in Canada.

The 2019 PIP is currently at capacity.