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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:
Fax:
01225 825096 / 821257
01225 821277

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
Senior Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 821105
Email: christinecox1@nhs.net
Tracy Ashburner
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 821105
Email: tracy.ashburner@nhs.net
Colorectal and Upper GI Claire Craige
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: claire.craige@nhs.net
Gynae Tom Tylee
Lead Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 821147
Email: thomas.tylee@nhs.net
Urology Rowan Appleby
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 826109
Email: rowan.appleby@nhs.net
Lung and Breast Tania Allen
Clinical Trials Nurse
Tel: 01225 826109
Email: tania.allen1@nhs.net
Radiotherapy Trials Tom Tylee
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 821147
Email: thomas.tylee@nhs.net Carey Logan
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: carey.logan@nhs.net
Genetics Carey Logan
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: carey.logan@nhs.net Amy Gaunt
Clinical Trials Officer
Tel: 01225 826109
Email: amy.gaunt1@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
Michael Daly
Clinical Trials Administrator
Tel: 01225 825096
Email: michael.daly4@nhs.net
Jess White
Clinical Trials Assistant
Tel: 01225 821184
Email: jessicawhite2@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 Haematology Trials

These synopsis are open to change regularly. Please direct enquiries to the Clinical Trials Team on (01225) 825096.

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Open Oncology Trials

These synopsis are open to change regularly. Please direct enquiries to the Clinical Trials Team on (01225) 825096.

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