National Cancer Research Network


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National Cancer Research Network

A UK body established in 2001 to provide the NHS with an infrastructure to support high-quality cancer studies, and improve the efficiency, quality and integration of research, resulting in improved patient care. The NCRN is well placed to explore and offer a collective response to broader generic issues affecting the cancer research community, and in the context of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN). The NCRN has an IT system to support initiatives in patient and public involvement, portfolio development, workforce development, NCRI clinical studies, and systematic reviews to address gaps in evidence base. It has links with NCRI Accredited and other clinical trials units and industry.
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"The National Cancer Research Network North East and South is aiming for these studies to run throughout the country so we can get lots of patients through trials sooner, so new treatments become available to patients sooner."
The National Cancer Research Network in the United Kingdom conducted the study, with partial funding by an academic grant from Novartis.
The National Cancer Research Network and the NHS National Institute for Health Research were so impressed with the team's work that managers Judith Lake and Donna Halliman have even been invited to talk about their success at a national meeting.
"This was limited initially to cancer research, under the auspices of the National Cancer Research Network, and since 2006 is being spread across all other aspects of medicine in the UK Clinical Research Network.
Following this, the research team at Clatterbridge will seek the backing of the National Cancer Research Network to extend the trial to in volve up to 6,000 patients.
It comes at a time when Birmingham has also lost the leadership of the national cancer research network with the transfer of Professor David Kerr to Oxford.
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