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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 nwstc@liverpool.ac.uk or the director Nigel Bundred nigel.bundred@manchester.ac.uk.

 


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 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/centres/surgical-research/education/methods.html 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 kate.taylor@bristol.ac.uk. 

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

LCTU Investigator joins NIHR HTA Commissioning Board

Congratulations to Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Daniel Perry on being appointed to the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board. Dan has numerous trials on the Liverpool Clinical Trials Unit (LCTU) and North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC) portfolios and is also a member of the NWSTC Executive Committee with a focus on driving orthopaedic surgical research within the region.  Well done Dan, keep up the good work.

New approach improves five-year survival for pancreatic cancer patients

A University of Liverpool led clinical trial has shown that 29% of pancreatic cancer patients given a combination of two chemotherapy drugs lived for at least five years compared with 16% who received the one chemotherapy drug.

The latest Cancer Research UK figures show that around 9,400 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK and around 8,800 people die from the disease each year.

The trial involved 732 patients in hospitals across the UK, German, Sweden .....

Liverpool Scientists Set To Get Million Pound Cash Boost For Cancer Research

LIVERPOOL scientists and doctors are set to receive a major cash boost for research into cancer.

Leading research charity Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) plan to invest nearly £1.5m over the next five years into ground-breaking work at the Liverpool Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)*.

In Liverpool, the ECMC is a collaboration between The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, the Cancer Research UK Liverpool .....

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North West Research Collaborative publish their first Annual Report

Congratulations to the North West Research Collaborative, one of our affiliated trainee collaboratives, on publishing their first Annual Report. 

The report documents the successes the collaborative has had in their four and a half years, achieving about 30 presentations of their work, plus the exciting research projects they have in development. 

We are proud to be associated with them.  Keep up the good work.