The cancer speciality is one of over 30 specialities which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. Our membership is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels. Our role is to ensure that the cancer studies included in our national portfolio of research receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
There are around 990 cases of cancer diagnosed each day in the NHS with breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancers accounting for around half of these. Around 1,800 children and 2,500 teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network is committed to offering as many of these patients the opportunity to participate in high quality research studies as possible. In 2017/18, 22 per cent of adult cancer patients were involved in clinical research studies, the majority being interventional trials.
Cancer is one of the largest specialty areas spanning all the different cancer types, focusing on improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We have a vast and diverse portfolio studies that we support, which can be broken down into a number of disease areas across all ages, including the following:
Find cancer studies in your area using the map below:
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Visit the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust website for information on cancer studies taking place in Berkshire.
Visit the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust website for information on cancer studies taking place in Buckinghamshire.
Visit the Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website for information on cancer studies taking place in Milton Keynes.
Visit the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website for information on cancer studies taking place in Oxfordshire.
Find studies you could participate in at bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk.