The goals and processes of Pathfinder are overseen by the Pathfinder Advisory Panel. This is made up of women who have had a diagnosis ovarian cancer, family advocates and medical professionals. They advise on everything from the areas to focus on to how the survey results are interpreted.
The panel for Pathfinder 2016 includes:
- Professor Mick Peake, Clinical Lead for the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Network in Public Health England
- Ann Adair, patient advocate
- Christine Mitchell, patient advocate
- Dr Alexandra Cran-McGreehin, relative advocate
- Paul Shagouri, relative advocate
- Dr Ros Glasspool, Chair, Ovarian cancer sub-group, National Cancer Research Institute
- Mr Andy Nordin, President, British Gynaecological Cancer Society
- Prof Debbie Sharp, Professor of Primary Healthcare at the University of Bristol
- Natalie Percival, President of the National Forum of Gynaecological Oncology Nurses
- Sarah Burton, Gynaecological Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Velindre Hospital in Cardiff
Christine wrote about her experience of being on the panel - read her blog.