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Welcome to the North West Trials Centre Website

Got a Trial....

If you wish to discuss a new trial proposal, require assistance with a grant application or need general help and advice on trial design, statistics, databases etc then please contact Tony Coffey on 0151 794 8974 or or the director Nigel Bundred


BOSTiC: Traiing in Research Methods for Surgical Trainees

Our colleagues at The Bristol and Oxford Surgical Trials Units are running a three day surgical research training event for surgical trainees (all specialties) in Spring 2016 (Wednesday 27th April to Friday 29th April inclusive) at the University of Bristol.

This course is designed for surgical trainees wanting to learn about trials methodology, and to be involved in high quality research projects.  

The attached flyer and website provide further details, including application.

Any queries regarding the course to be directed to Ms Kate Taylor, Senior Executive Assistant, BOSTiC please.  Tel: 0117 331 4540, email 

BOSTiC Flyer


Trial Adoption Proforma

Click Here to download the Trial Adoption Form. Please save the form to a folder on your computer before you complete it, this will allow the information in the form to be saved. If you complete the form online, you will not be able to save the information that is entered.

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Latest News

ASCO POST - John P. Neoptolemos, MD, PhD, on Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Results of the ESPAC-4 Trial

John P. Neoptolemos, MD, PhD, of the University of Liverpool, discusses findings from this international phase III study of adjuvant combination chemotherapy: gemcitabine and capecitabine vs monotherapy gemcitabine in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (Abstract LBA4006).

Better Trials Make Better Surgeons Event

The North West Surgical Trials Centre is holding another of it's hugely successful surgical workshops in June and will include inspirational talks from experienced senior trialists, plus surgeons new to research. The afternoon will also provide the opportunity to discuss trial ideas, mechanics of setting-up studies etc. Please see the attached posters for further information and to book your free place.

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day!

February 4th is the first World Cancer Day.

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. 

Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day .....

Professor John Neoptolemos appointed national Clinical Chair for Pancreatic Cancer

Professor John Neoptolemos has been appointed as the Clinical Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) committee for Pancreas Cancer.

NICE is an independent organisation which is accountable to the Department of Health. The work of NICE is to improve the outcomes for people who use the NHS.

Professor Neoptolemos will apply his experience to produce a set of guidance, recommendations, and standards, based on evidence. This helps those who .....