ICBP – Call for Expressions of Interest

Investigating how variations in patient pathways and the organisation of health systems impact on international differences in cancer outcomes

The International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) is calling for expressions of interest from teams, consortia or collaborations with expertise in a range of specialities including statistical and qualitative analysis, health systems research, health economics and policy research.

ICBP phase 2 will explore a range of factors including health systems and cancer patient pathways, which could explain observed differences in international cancer outcomes. Therefore, in addition to detailed exploration of these factors, associations with reported cancer outcomes (e.g. survival, mortality, stage) will be key to generating findings that could inform health policy and practice across ICBP jurisdictions.

An updated survival benchmark is being delivered by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Results generated from this programme should be relevant to clinical and policy audiences across ICBP jurisdictions.

The ICBP is a unique and innovative global partnership of clinicians, academics, data experts and policymakers. It is the first of its kind seeking not only to quantify international differences in cancer survival in high-income countries, but also to explore factors that might influence observed variations. More information on the ICBP can be found at: www.icbp.org.uk.

Find the full research brief, expression of interest form and application guidelines in the application pack.

Key timescales and application process:
Expressions of interest should be submitted to icbp@cancer.org.uk no later than 9:00am Monday 10 October 2016 (GMT). Applicants whose proposals are within remit will be invited to submit full project proposals must be received before 5:00pm Thursday 8 December 2016 (GMT).

Applications will be subject to independent expert review and final assessment by the ICBP Programme Board. Cancer Research UK will manage the projects on behalf of all ICBP partners.

Please share this email and information with your contacts. We encourage prospective applicants to get in touch with the ICBP team (icbp@cancer.org.uk) with any questions and for informal discussions.

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