Prostate Cancer UK strongly supports the involvement of people
affected by prostate cancer in our research funding activities.
That's why in 2013 we established a panel of people
affected by prostate cancer (called the Grants Advisory Panel) to
tell us which research projects are important to those most
affected by the disease. We recruited 14 men and women to
this newly formed panel, which met for the first time in
September 2013 - you can read more
about this here.
The Grants Advisory Panel is responsible for reviewing and
discussing the lay summaries of research grant applications
submitted to Prostate Cancer UK and representing the views of
people living with prostate cancer to our Research
Advisory Committee, thereby influencing the funding
"Involving a greater number of people with
first-hand experience of prostate cancer meeting as a formal Grants
Advisory Panel will enable a wide range of opinions to be
presented, ensuring that research funded by Prostate Cancer UK is
sharply focused on the needs of men affected by the disease."
What does the Grants Advisory Panel do?
Members of the panel:
- Read lay summaries of research grant applications and discuss
them with other members of the Grants Advisory Panel
- Tell us how important the proposed research is to people living
with prostate cancer
- Represent the views of a broad range of people living with
- Present the views of this group to the Research Advisory
- Help us make sure that the opinions of those affected by
prostate cancer are central to the funding decisions we make, and
help us promote patient and public involvement in research
For further information on the activities of this panel, as well
as the particular criteria we look for, please refer to the terms of reference
and role description.
The submission period for new applications to join the Grants
Advisory Panel is now closed. For further information
about other volunteering opportunities, please visit the 'Get Involved' section of our website.