It is an active partnership that is sensitive to changing needs and priorities. By working with consumer advocates, researchers are better equipped to identify the real needs of the community that can be addressed through research projects. Fundamentally, it is a commitment to conducting cancer research that is with the community rather than to or for the community.
Claudine Bonder, Paul Murray, Greg Goodall & Desi Heliotis
The CCB Consumer Advocacy Group (CCB CAG), co-chaired by A/Prof Claudine Bonder and Ms Paula Nagel AM, has been established to better connect our research with community experiences of cancer and consumer expectations.
The CCB CAG is a group of community volunteers who, from time to time, are invited to add value to the work of our members by:
Anyone with a personal experience of cancer can volunteer to become a consumer advocate. Consumer advocates can be:
Interested in joining the CCB Consumer Advocacy Group?
You do not need to have had experience in cancer research to volunteer as training is provided. There are flexible options for participating, so you can nominate the level of involvement and time commitment that works best for you.
If you are interested in applying to join the CCB Consumer Advocacy Group you can:
If you would like more information about the CCB Consumer Advocacy Group you can contact Prof Claudine Bonder directly