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Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK organisation, research programmes and fundraising work, as well as cancer information and statistics for patients, their families and friends. There is also a dedicated press service with the latest news and views on cancer treatments, prevention and cures
Cancer Research UK patient information CancerHelp UK is an information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families, free and written in a way that people can easily understand
Clinical Trials Toolkit On this site you will find practical help when trying to meet the requirements of the UK Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004. These regulations implement the EU Clinical Trials Directive in the UK
EORTC The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Includes information on Trials (see the Protocols section)
The Knowledge Network NHS The Knowledge Network
International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is a unique project that brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.
Institute of Cancer Research The Institute of Cancer Research is one of the world's leading cancer research organisations and is internationally renowned for the quality of its science. The Institute is a college of the University of London and works in partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaign for better cancer care. Visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website to access quality, up to date information, which has been written by specialists for patients, relatives and their carers.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency The executive agency of the Department of Health protecting and promoting public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness, and are used safely
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a UK-wide partnership between the government, charity and industry which promotes co-operation in cancer research among the 21 member organisations for the benefit of patients, the public and the scientific community.
National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) The National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) provides the NHS with the infrastructure to support cancer clinical trials in England. Our aim is to improve the speed, quality and integration of research with the ultimate aim of improving patient care. NCRN was established by the Department of Health in April 2001 and has already succeeded in doubling patient accrual into cancer clinical trials
National Research Ethics Service (NRES) The National Research Ethics Service works with colleagues in the UK to maintain a UK-wide system of ethical review that protects the safety, dignity and well being of research participants, whilst facilitating and promoting ethical research within the NHS
Scottish Research Nurse and Coordinators Network The Scottish Research Nurse and Coordinator's Network has been established to provide a resource for research nurses, co-ordinators, data managers and others working in the field of clinical research. The aim of the network is to share information relating to how we all work including providing information on training and education, clinical trial regulations, support mechanisms and new job opportunities
UK Clinical Research Network The UK Clinical Research Network was established to support clinical research and to facilitate the conduct of trials and other well-designed studies across the UK. As part of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, it works towards the development of a world class infrastructure to support the research in the UK.
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Edinburgh The RIE Clinical Research Facility and the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. These units together provide state-of-the-art facilities for investigators undertaking Clinical Research and include clinical, laboratory and specialised technical support.
ECRC (Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre) ECRC (Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre) strives to carry out research of the highest quality into effective cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as the symptoms associated with cancer. Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre provides a dynamic environment to inspire and train the next generation of cancer researchers.
NIHR Cancer Research Network

provides the NHS with an infrastructure to support high quality cancer clinical studies and improves the speed, quality and integration of research resulting in improved patient care. The NCRN programme includes ongoing initiatives in the following areas:

  • Consumer Involvement
  • NCRI Clinical Studies (Development) Groups
  • Portfolio Development
  • Links with NCRI Accredited and other Clinical Studies Units
  • Information Systems and Technology to support NCRN activities
  • Systematic Reviews to address the gaps in the Evidence-Base
  • Workforce Development
  • Links with Industry