Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) refers to the active involvement of patients, their families, and the wider public in the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of healthcare services. The goal of PPI is to ensure that the needs and perspectives of patients and the public are considered in healthcare decision-making, and to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare services.
PPI can also involve educating the public about cancer research and clinical trials, and increasing awareness of the importance of these studies in advancing cancer treatments and therapies. This can help to increase participation in clinical trials and improve the quality of the research. Overall, the goal of PPI in cancer research and clinical trials is to ensure that the needs and experiences of patients and the public are taken into account, and to improve the quality and relevance of these studies.
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