In “About Bone Cancer” and in “Be Aware” sections the need for vital research in Britain is set out. Compared to when Guy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 1997, it is true to say that there are several new research projects but most of them are “pump-priming”. Of course it is hoped that such projects will flourish into more substantial work which may lead to the “breakthrough” that will answer many of our Why? concerns.
But the need to find and fund new research projects must go on.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL (SAP) : Evaluation of Research Project Applications.
Guy’s Fund is extremely fortunate that the organisation, Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT), of which the Fund was one of the Founding Members in 2005, has offered the expertise of its Scientific Advisory Panel in the evaluation of any research grant proposals that may be under consideration by the Fund. This means that the Fund will be able to liaise with, and have access to, the BCRT peer review of research system.
The Fund is delighted that such evaluations will be undertaken by some of the leading UK medical experts in paediatric oncology.
Their role is to:
- act as the main source of peer review;
- advise on other experts in particular fields who can offer in depth advise
- advise the SAP on appropriateness and quality of research proposals.
Both Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund and Bone Cancer Research Trust share some of the same aims, in particular, raising funds for quality research and working to promote awareness of bone cancer