Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.
A study looking at a new way of looking at the liver with MRI scanning
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking to confirm that a new way of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) works.
MRI scans use magnetism to build up an image of the inside of the body. Doctors often use MRI scans after treatment to find out how well it has worked. At the moment this works well but doctors are always looking for new ways to improve MRI scans.
The researchers have developed a new way of looking at the liver using MRI scans. They want to find out if this new way is better.
Who can enter
You may be able to enter this trial if you are attending the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and
- You have cancer that has spread to your liver
- You are at least 18 years old
You cannot enter this trial if you are not able to have an MRI scan because for example you have a pacemaker or other metal in your body, or you cannot lie flat for at least 1 hour.
This study will recruit 6 people. Everyone will have a MRI scan called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The scan takes about 1 hour.
You have your MRS scan at the University Magnetic Resonance Centre at the former Newcastle General Hospital.
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.
Professor Ruth Plummer
Cancer Research UK
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust