Clinical Studies allow us to build knowledge and evidence for the best ways of providing health care for patients who may have, or have already been diagnosed with, cancer.
Clinical Studies can take different forms. Some are ‘randomised control trials’ where participants are allocated to different groups and others are ‘observational cohort studies’ where similar participants are followed over time. Often clinical studies involve assessing if a new approach to care, such as a type of scan or blood test, or combinations of these, work as well or better than the current standard NHS care. Clinical Studies can also be used to evaluate how effectively therapies prevent or treat cancer. We work with other groups in the university, like the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit and the Oncology Clinical Trial Office, to conduct Clinical Studies.