Delivering a Research-Enabled Multistakeholder Partnership for Enhanced Patient Care at a Population Level: The Northern Ireland Comprehensive Cancer Program

Mark Lawler, Anna Gavin, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Richard D. Kennedy, Sandra Van Schaeybroeck, Richard H. Wilson, Denis Paul Harkin, Margaret Grayson, Ruth E. Boyd, Peter W. Hamilton, Darragh G. McArt, Jacqueline James, Tracy Robson, Robert D. Ladner, Kevin M. Prise, Joseph M. O'Sullivan, Timothy Harrison, Liam Murray, Patrick G. Johnston, David J. Waugh

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Abstract

The last 20 years have seen significant advances in cancer care in Northern Ireland, leading to measureable improvements in patient outcomes. Crucial to this transformation has been an ethos that recognizes the primacy role of research in effecting heath care change. The authors' model of a cross-sectoral partnership that unites patients, scientists, health care professionals, hospital trusts, bioindustry, and government agencies can be truly transformative, empowering tripartite clinical-academic-industry efforts that have already yielded significant benefit and will continue to inform strategy and its implementation going forward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-673
Number of pages10
JournalCancer
Volume122
Issue number5
Early online date22 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2016

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