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Clinical Trials

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Clinical Trials Unit
Haematology and Oncology Department
Royal United Hospital
Combe Park
BA1 3NG


Direct Line: 01225 825096 / 821257

The office is open from 08.00am to 16.30pm Monday to Friday.

There are 6 Clinical Trials Nurses/Officers based in the office. Each nurse is responsible for their own Specific Cancer Site but they cover each other when unavailable.

Tumour Site Research Nurse
Haematology Christine Cox
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 821105
Email: christinecox1@nhs.net
Jo Wilson
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 821105
Email: joanna.wilson4@nhs.net
Colorectal , Upper GI and Lung Ruth Brydon-Hill
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 8251257
Email: ruth.brydon-hill@nhs.net
Gynae Tom Tylee
Lead Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 821147
Email: thomas.tylee@nhs.net
Urology Rebecca Wassall
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 826109
Email: r.wassall@nhs.net
Breast Tania Allen
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 821778
Email: tania.allen1@nhs.net
Head & Neck Carey Milsom
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: carey.milsom@nhs.net
Genetics Guillaume Livera
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 821184
Email: guillaume.livera@nhs.net

The Clinical Trials Nurses/Officer are supported by 3 other members of staff:

Samantha Curtis
Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
Tel: 01225 821178
Email: samantha.curtis@nhs.net
Eve Tomlinson
Clinical Trials Administrator
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: e.tomlinson@nhs.net
Shaolin Chidavaenzi
Clinical Trials Assistant
Tel: 01225 826109
Email: shaolin.chidavaenzi@nhs.net

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What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical Trials are research studies into new types of medical care or combinations of medical care. Trials can be diverse. For instance, they may explore the biological, psychological or financial effects of a new treatment or they may focus on the prevention or diagnosis of an illness.

The development of clinical trials in cancer care is extremely important as a means of exploring and deciding on the most effective and efficient means of treating cancer. This is particularly important in the light of the multitude of new drugs and treatments which are constantly being developed.

The Clinical Trials Team co-ordinates and supports both national and in-house Oncology and Haematology clinical research studies for clinicians involved in cancer care at the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust.

Our team consists of 4 full-time Clinical Trials Nurses, 2 part-time Clinical Trials Nurse, 3 full-time Clinical Trials Officers, 1 full-time Clinical Trials Assistant, 1 full-time Clinical Trials Co-ordinator and a Clinical Trials Administrator.

The team ensures that people who are involved in research studies have relevant information, support during and after treatment and the necessary follow-up appointments. We also ensure that Clinical Trials are organised and approved according to national regulations and guidelines and that the information collected in processed correctly to give accurate findings.

If you are eligible for a study that we are running, a member of the Clinical Trials Team will discuss it with you in detail. Participation is voluntary, and if you decide not to participate, this will not influence your treatment in any way.

We are situated in an office within the Oncology and Haematology Outpatients Department, RUH, North.

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The Team

Each team member attends the Cancer Multi Disciplinary Team meetings that are applicable to their research tumour site at the RUH.

Extended members of the MDT

We link with and have access to all other RUH services and refer as appropriate.

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Open Trials

The Clinical Trials Team conduct trials in both Haematology and Oncology tumour sites. The trials are continually updated so please discuss with your Consultant or contact the Clinical Trials Team on (01225) 825096 to ascertain whether we have a suitable trial for your condition.

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