The CCTC manages a portfolio of over 250 clinical trials and studies, including around 120 currently open for recruitment. Our research covers all phases in the development of new drugs, as well as investigating new ways of treating, controlling and preventing cancer.
As well as our CUH based research, we also coordinate major studies involving different research centres. We are particularly well placed to translate advances in research into effective, innovative treatments for patients, because we are able to share expertise between the hospital, the university and CRUK.
Our team of around 100 staff, includes consultants, specialist registrars, researchers, and trial managers and administrators. As a patient, however, most of your contact will probably be with our specialist nurses, who make up around half the team. These nurses work across the hospital, caring directly for patients, while supporting the work of the trials team.
Director Duncan Jodrell
Acting Business and Operations Manager Si-houy Lao-Sirieix
Research Nursing Leads Debra Blackstone and Debbie Pitfield
Data Management Lead Pia Fagelman
Lead Trials Coordinator Si-houy Lao-Sirieix
Administration Team Lead Lesley Bennett
Lead Pharmacist Anita Chhabra
Research leads by cancer type
The CCTC coordinates trials in the cancer categories listed below with their research lead contact. Please see the Clinical research pages for current trials in each of these categories.
Breast Dr Helena Earl
Gynaecology Dr Helena Earl
Haematology Dr George Follows
Haematology - MPN Prof Tony Green
Head and neck Dr Sarah Jefferies
Lung Dr Susan Harden
Melanoma Dr Pippa Corrie
Radiotherapy Dr Charlotte Coles
Renal Dr Kate Fife
Sarcoma Dr Helena Earl
Urology Dr Danish Mazhar