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The North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC) is one of five Royal College of Surgeons of England ( (RCS) Surgical Trials Units which have been established during 2013.

Core funding from the RCS and Cancer Research UK has been provided to support the development of new surgical trials. The NWSTC is a collaboration between University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester and through their trials units, Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit and the MAHSC unit. The NWSTC is embedded in the LCTU and aims to:

  • Develop and deliver world class surgical trials (including translational research) that will improve the outcomes for surgical patients
  • Develop and provide training for new surgical Chief Investigators and maximise recruitment into surgical trials.
  • Make access to clinical trials easier for patients
  • Developing reliable data on surgical trials
  • Developing a North West surgical trainee collaborative