Translating Cambridge science from bench to bedside. Assisting Chief Investigators working in cancer.

The CCTU-Cancer Theme is part of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) and the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU).

What we do 

We assist clinicians, radiologists, surgeons and researchers who want to design, run and analyse cancer clinical trials. 

We have developed expertise in various types of trials:

  • Clinical trials with Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) from phase 1 to phase 3
  • Radiotherapy trials
  • Medical device trials
  • Translational studies
  • Imaging studies
  • Multi-aspects/Integrated trials 
  • A combination of the above. 

 Who we are

A team of statisticians, programmers, trial coordinators, senior trial coordinators, data managers and pharmacists.

 How we can help

Assistance at the design stage 

  • Design guidance and statistical support at the funding stage, including collaboration on grant applications
  • Statistic solution for more complex designs (i.e. baysian adaptive randomisation)
  • Planning timelines of the trial and associated budget 
  • Liaison with patients or members of the public with an interest in research (PPI) 
  • Liaison with peer review body

Set-up clinical trials 

Partnership with CUH/UCAM as sponsor and assistance with contracts and insurance

Protocol development and writing of patient information documents

Writing regulatory applications 

Development of Case Report Forms (including eCRFs) and associated databases

Randomisation system solutions

Coordinating clinical trials 

Single, multiple and international sites

Management of labelling and supply of trial drugs to participating sites

Set-up, train, assist and monitor participating sites

Collection, cleaning and analysis of data

Collection and tracking of samples and images with accepted tracking system

Reports to authorities and funders

Compliance to regulation throughout the trial by using CCTU documents or by developing trial specific standard operating procedures and manuals

If you are a CI interested in running a trial, please get in touch with Anne-Laure Vallier - CCTU-Cancer Theme Lead and CCTC deputy operations manager