Patrick McGuire

Patrick’s Experience

My wife died from bowel cancer, aged 52, after being misdiagnosed three times and ultimately diagnosed following admission to hospital through A&E.

Experience with Cancer Research

My involvement began with Cancer Research UK as a cancer campaigns ambassador. This involves influencing MPs and raising

Several years experience of Patient and Public Involvement, including:

  • CRUK Involvement Network – membership of various forums, panels and strategic groups
  • Member of CRUK Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel – £20 million grants to international teams of researchers
  • CRUK Cancer Campaigns Ambassador – political lobbying/campaigning often focused on prevention and early diagnosis
  • Oxford Cancer Research Patient and Public Advisory Group – feeding back to researchers on proposals and Lay Summaries; patient member of group submitting research bid.
  • Member of NHS Cancer Programme Patient and Public Voices Panel
  • Member of Francis Crick Institute Patient Advisory Panel
  • Former Senior Education Adviser – research, analytical skills, evaluative writing and reporting experience.

Areas of Interest

  • Screening, prevention and early diagnosis
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Basic Science
  • Very happy to contribute to projects outside the areas above