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Putting Evidence-Based Policy into Practice Survey

A parallel session is scheduled to be held at the 2010 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference entitled "Putting Evidence-Based Policy into Practice". This session will be hosted by Professor Sir Mike Richards and will have international speakers.

To inform this session, Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer and Dr. Terrence Sullivan are inviting cancer researchers and those responsible for delivering changes in clinical practice to participate in the attached survey. Their invitation follows:

Dear Colleague

Along with Mike Richards in the UK and colleagues in Australia, we are participating in this year's National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference in Liverpool entitled 'Putting Evidence-Based Policy into Practice'.

We are keen to consider what research studies have influenced cancer policy and practice over the past 10-15 years, to highlight those that have not, but should have, and to identify studies that are not yet published but are likely to lead to changes in policy and practice over the next 5 years.

We would very much like to hear your views and would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes responding to this survey before 18th June:

You are invited to respond to as many sections as you choose, and to nominate up to three research studies in each section. The Survey has been developed in conjunction with colleagues in the Policy team at Cancer Research UK, who have kindly agreed to undertake the analysis.

Respondents are encouraged to cite their own work if they believe this has, or should have, influenced policy/ practice more than other studies!

The survey is being conducted in the UK, Australia and Canada to assess how research crosses national boundaries to influence policy and practice. We hope that you will help us with what we believe will be a fascinating and insightful project.

With thanks in advance for a few minutes of your time,

Elizabeth Eisenhauer, MD FRCPC
Co-Chair, Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
Chair, CPAC Research Advisory Committee

Terrence Sullivan PhD
President and CEO
Cancer Care Ontario