A study looking at the causes of different types of cancer in Scotland

Cancer type:

All cancer types

Status:

Results

Phase:

Other

This study collected blood and tissue samples from people who were newly diagnosed with certain types of cancer since 2006.

The researchers in this study were trying to find out more about the causes of cancer. They studied blood and tissue samples from people with cancer. They looked for links between characteristics of the cancer cells and each person's treatment outcome. They also gathered information about medical history and treatment, and this information was treated confidentially. Looking at all this information may help to improve and develop new treatments. They will also store these samples and results to use in future cancer research.

The aim of this study was to find out more about the causes of cancer. Researchers hope this will lead to better treatment and the possibility of preventing certain types of cancer in the future.

Summary of results

This study allowed the collection of tissue samples from people being treated for cancer.

Rather than looking at a specific outcome, the samples are being used in cancer research.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

How to join a clinical trial

Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Professor David Harrison

Supported by

Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 3269

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Around 1 in 5 people take part in clinical trials

3 phases of trials

Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.

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