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The Cancer Centre has an oncology clinical trials unit which supports a wide range of cancer clinical trials.
The research team consists of highly trained and experienced oncology consultants/clinicians, research nurses, officers, radiographers and administration staff.
Our research team work together with the multi-disciplinary team to offer patients the opportunity to participate in suitable clinical trials. When a doctor discusses cancer treatment with a patient one of the options discussed may be participation in a clinical trial.
Medical research studies involving people are called clinical trials. This is a crucial stage of treatment development. Clinical trials in cancer look at:
Taking part in a clinical trial is completely voluntary and there is no obligation to take part. Patients are provided with written and verbal information and given enough time to consider their decision. The research team support patients through their decision and help to answer any questions