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    NIHR Clinical Research Network's GCP training now recognised by TransCelerate

    29th September 2014

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network’s Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training has been added to the list of programmes mutually recognised by TransCelerate member companies.

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    Pennine Acute Trust recruits the first patient in Europe to a cancer study

    20th August 2014

    The Novartis sponsored study is an international randomised clinical trial for patients with low or intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndrome.

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    First European patient for Penine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

    4th August 2014

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About Cancer Research

Cancer is a disease of the cells. Cells in the body work in different ways but most divide, repair and reproduce in the same way. When cells are dividing the process can get out of control, if this occurs a tumour can form. Tumours can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). If malignant, the cells could spread beyond the original area of where the tumour began to form through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

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Get in touch with other cancer patients.  Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research. We welcome your involvement.

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Case studies

  • To endoscopy or not to endoscopy?

    The Comprehensive Clinical Research Network and the NIHR Cancer Research Network are three years into a 10-year study that monitors people with Barrett’s oesophagus; a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

  • Boost for children’s cancer and leukaemia research

    The knock-on effect of Network support and expertise means more children with cancer are getting access to cutting-edge treatments. Please note that this document was written pre - April 2014. Information may include references to the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s previous structure and is not reflective of the current Network.

  • Research changed my life - Frances - cancer

    Research changed my life because...the outcomes of clinical research studies have had a direct impact on my treatment for cancer and it’s also shaping my future...

  • Research changed my life - Catherine - cancer

    Research changed my life because... after taking part in a clinical trial as a three year old, it has shaped my life ever since

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