At Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, these dedicated professionals play a crucial role in advancing scientific knowledge, improving patient outcomes, and shaping the future of cancer treatment through their involvement in clinical trials.
To celebrate, research nurses, clinical research practitioners and data managers from the Aerodigestive, Hepato-biliary, Head and Neck, and Cellular Therapies teams at the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre tell us why they do research.
Erica Bauducco, Research Nurse
"By participating in clinical trials, patients can explore new avenues of treatment even when traditional options have been exhausted.”
Maria Monteromuňoz, Research Nurse
"Clinical trials targeting cancers with low survival rates are driven by a determination to uncover novel therapeutic approaches, enhance existing treatments and ultimately elevate survival rates.”
Thomas Jones, Clinical Research Practitioner team lead
"Through the collective effort of the clinical trials community, we aim to improve patient care, advance medical knowledge and offer hope to those who need it most. We are driven by a shared vision — to transform the experience of patients facing dire circumstances, to offer them new possibilities, and to make a lasting impact on their lives.
"Every step taken in clinical trials is an opportunity to rewrite the narrative. Together, we work towards a future where no patient is left without hope, and where the power of clinical research transforms lives."