Cancer Patients to Take Part in World Leading Research; Action on Cancer

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Cancer Patients to Take Part in World Leading Research; Action on Cancer


CANCER patients and their friends and relatives in the region have been invited to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre today (Monday, May 20) to learn about taking part in pioneering clinical trials which test the very latest cancer treatments.

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been celebrating 10 years as the host of the Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Research Network, which has helped increase the number of local people being recruited to take part in international cancer research from 4% to 23% since 2002.

The Trust has opened its doors today to encourage more patients to ask about getting involved in clinical trials and to answer people's questions and concerns about taking part in research.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre works collaboratively with a number of research partners to provide access to more than 120 international clinical trials which test new treatments for cancer, aimed at ensuring patients experience the best available cancer care.

Clinical trials are a crucial part of investigating which treatments and medicines work best for patients. By taking part in research, patients can help improve cancer provision for future generations.

Jenny Almond, Director of Research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, said: "As a research active organisation, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre prides itself on its track record of referring patients from Merseyside and Cheshire onto world-leading clinical trials for all types of cancer.

"We have developed excellent relationships with our partner organisations, including The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, The University of Liverpool and the Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit, in order to develop and deliver a range of trials for patients in the North West and beyond. …

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