Complementary expertise between healthcare professionals and patients is increasingly recognized. As active contributors, patient-partners offer added value through their experiential knowledge.
To fulfill its mission of mobilizing research centers around patients’ needs, Oncopole has recruited 8 people to form its Patients-Partners Committee. They demonstrated a strong commitment to their care and an ability to share their personal experience. The Patients-Partners Committee was first mandated to help the Oncopole team define investment priorities, which led to the launch of the Priority-Patients Competition in collaboration with the FRQS. The aim of this new funding opportunity is to finance research projects likely to have a positive impact on the experience of cancer patients.
Patient Priority Competition
This grant program is offered by Oncopole in partnership with the FRQS and the Unité de soutien à la stratégie de recherche axée sur le patient (SRAP) du Québec, with the collaboration of the Programme québécois de cancérologie (PQC) of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
This competition aims to fund research projects that will improve the care and service experience and quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Projects must address one or more of the issues raised by Oncopole’s patient-partner committee.
Total competition budget: $600,000
Amount granted per project : maximum $200,000 for 2 years.
For further information, please contact the following people: