Clinical trials at The Christie

We have a dedicated Neuro-oncology research team, comprising 2 research nurses and 2 clinical trial administrators (CTAs).

Although most of the trials are led by Dr McBain or Dr Whitfield, all 5 consultant Clinical Oncologists are involved with entering and looking after patients on clinical trials. 

Our clinical trials are generally conducted through our Thursday morning neuro-oncology research clinic. This is usually less busy than the general clinics and allows more time for the detailed assessments clinical trials require.  

The clinic is staffed by the research nurses and one of the consultants, and / or a specialist registrar (a fully-qualified doctor who is undertaking sub-specialised training in cancer medicine). The research nurses explain trials to patients and help to look after them during treatment e.g. assessing and managing the side effects of study medication. The CTAs work in the background, helping to get trials open and ensuring that all information is properly recorded and reported.

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