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Consumer Advisory Panel

The Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP) aims to support consumers who provide input into TROG's research programs, providing mentoring and training to TROG consumers while creating a platform for succession planning. This group of trained consumers shall advocate for TROG and advise its members of any approaches in research that may be regarded as unethical, insensitive or inappropriate, together with suggestions on ways to better inform and/or include participants in research.

Incorporating consumers of various skill levels, the TROG CAP consists of eight (8) members including a Consumer Partner, Consumer Expert, Consumer Advisors and Consumer Advocates.

Recruitment to the TROG CAP is complete, however anyone interested in participating in TROG trials on the consumer level should contact Rebecca Montgomery on 02 4014 3910 or

VIDEO: See what TROG CAP is all about and hear from John Stubbs talking about the importance of cancer advocates having their voi

Panel members

John Stubbs - CAP Chairperson
Consumer Advisor

Fifteen years ago John was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, and since that time he has been a committed and passionate advocate for people affected by cancer. He holds degrees in Accounting and Arts and is a regular speaker at medical conferences and seminars on cancer policy, advocacy, clinical trials and related issues. He is currently voluntary CEO of CanSpeak a national cancer consumer advocacy group. He was awarded an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney, School of Medicine for his work in the promotion of clinical trials in this country.

Tom Denny
Consumer Advisor

Tom's career, occupying a variety of senior management positions in in the construction and legal industries, spanned over 40 years. In 2004 Tom had surgery for throat cancer (Supracricoid Laryngectomy) and seven months later had more surgery to remove lymph nodes in his neck as well as a course of radiotherapy. Tom was a TROG Board member from 2011-2014.