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Officer of the APPG on Cancer, Stephen Metcalfe MP chaired a breakout session focusing on how to deliver world class cancer research in the new health system.
Stephen was joined on the panel by Richard Stephens, a patient representative and participant in clinical trials, Professor Jonathan Lederman, Director of Medical Oncology, Cancer Research UK, UCL Cancer Institute and Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of the Institute of Cancer, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
The meeting was chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP.
The panel spoke about the value of research, particularly patient trials, noting the progress which has been made in the past ten years following the creation of NCRN and NCRI with an increase of patients participating in trials from 4% to 18%. Emphasis was placed upon the challenges to conducting trials, principally those related to achieving approval and recruiting patients.
During the session, Delegates heard from speakers of their experiences of the difficulties involved in participating in and conducting clinical trials, and of the risk that the UK is no longer being ‘on the map’ regarding clinical trials. Some of the key issues raised from the session were:
Six breakout sessions, lead by experts in their fields, were held throughout the course of the day. Find out more:
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