Patients, families, and caregivers partnering with researchers from
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
to re‐define cancer research.
Patients, families, caregivers and researchers accelerating innovative approaches to re-define cancer research together!
To advocate for cancer research relevant to patients by:
a. Including patients' voices, lived-experiences and perspectives in every step of the decision-making process to inform all aspects of research;
b. Promoting meaningful partnerships, shared understanding and ongoing communications among patients, families, caregivers and researchers across the spectrum of cancer research;
c. Collaboratively developing education and training among patients, families, caregivers and researchers. The goals are to gain exposure to other perspectives, promote personal growth and increase capacity to enhance the KU Cancer Center and the cancer research community.
WHY DO WE NEED PIVOT?
With PIVOT, patient partners are helping to shape cancer research that reflects what is important to those affected by cancer.
WHO IS A PATIENT PARTNER?
Individuals with a lived experience of cancer as a survivor, family/friend caregiver or someone at high risk.
HOW DOES PIVOT WORK?
Patient Partners will share their views with KU Cancer Center and consortium partner researchers. This will happen in discussions, activities and meetings.
HOW DO PATIENT PARTNERS HELP?