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Greater Manchester trust is top UK recruiting centre for four studies

Date: 15 June 2017

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the highest UK recruiting centre for a number of studies thanks to a research team’s excellent work.

The GI team covering the Hepatobiliary Oncology and Colorectal Research has been consistent with its delivery to commercial studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network portfolio. 

As a result, The Christie is the top-ranked UK centre for the following four studies:

  • CANC – 3716. POLO1 Olaparib in gBRCA Mutated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. The Principle Investigator is Professor Juan Valle. Forty-two patients have been tested.
  • CANC – 4919. TASCO-1 (TAS-102). The Chief Investigator is Dr Mark Saunders and The Christie is the Chief Investigator Site. Nine patients have been recruited.
  • CANC – 5197. Rivaroxaban study. The Principle Investigator is Dr Maireed McNamara. Twenty-four patients have been recruited.
  • CANC – 5097. Resolve study. The Chief Investigator is Professor Juan Valle and The Christie is the Chief Investigator Site. Six patients have been recruited. The Christie is the joint-highest recruiting site with Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Merseyside.

In another coup for the team, The Christie also recruited the UK’s first patient for CANC 4919.

Delyth McEntee, Clinical Research Nurse Team Leader for GI and Endocrine at The Christie, said: “We have been the highest recruiting UK site for studies in the past, but it is particularly pleasing to be top of four lists at the same time.

“From my point of view, this success has been a result of being realistic about the types of trials we can best deliver and ensuring our recruitment target is pitched at the right level. It certainly shows that we have made improvements, and indeed exceeded in that respect.

“We are fortunate to have a fantastic team who work so hard to meet our goals and I would like to place on record my thanks for their efforts.”

The GI Research Nurses on the team are: Eileen Jones, Helen Staiger and Claire Taylor (HPB/NET). Jackie Connell, Jo Allen and Camille Cooney (Colorectal).

 The Clinical Trial coordinators on the team are: Frances Pickerill, Monika Burek, Mark Cutting, Erin Peat, Aleksandra Metryka, Rose Keogh, Daniel Cohen, Charlotte Van Netten and Julie Royle.

  • Summary:
    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the highest UK recruiting centre for a number of studies thanks to a research team’s excellent work. The GI team covering the Hepatobiliary Oncology and Colorectal Research has been consistent with its delivery to commercial studies.
  • Areas of the site this news is applicable to:
    Research
  • LCRN:
    Greater Manchester
  • Year of publication:
    2017
  • Specialty:
    Cancer
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