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Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST)



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The CREST award has been created by the NIHR Clinical Research Network and the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) to recognise surgical teams who have made the greatest contribution in recruitment to the NIHR Cancer Trials Portfolio.

The award is now in its sixth year and is open to nominations.


The award is for individual surgeons and teams that have made the greatest contribution in recruitment to the NIHR cancer trials portfolio from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

The nomination could be for a single surgeon, a surgical team, or for the Multi-Disciplinary Team in which the surgeons are active recruiters.


The award of £1,000 has been kindly supported by Swann Morton (who manufacture scalpels).


The award is for NIHR Portfolio recruitment (i.e. nominees may, or may not, be active as trial Chief Investigators, or on Clinical Studies Groups, or in other areas such as Research and Development/laboratory work etc.), with additional cancer research roles also taken into account, and covers the full range of specialties including ophthalmology and gynaecology as well as the ten surgical specialties covered by the surgical colleges.

Nomination process

Award presentation

The CREST award 2019 will be presented to the winning team on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at the NCRI Cancer Conference 2019.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2019

3-5 November

NIHR is exhibiting at the Conference.

Visit the NCRI website for further information.