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In October 2009 we relaunched our patient information website. Following testing with site users we reorganised all our information so that you can find it easily. We did this because the amount of content we had grew by at least 4 times since we redesigned in 2000. Since 2009 the amount of content on the site has grown even more. We are currently redesigning our website again and will soon have a great, fresh, new look.
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If there are any major developments, publications of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), or clinical guidelines, we amend the relevant sections on different types of cancer, and other relevant sections, at the time. As well as this ad hoc updating, our sections are reviewed and updated every 12 to 18 months.
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We are making every effort to extend and maintain our clinical trials database. This work is ongoing and by the end of October 2016 we had 522 trials listed that are open to patients in the UK. We aim to provide as comprehensive a listing of UK clinical trials in cancer care as we can. We also provide information about trials that have now closed to recruitment, and we add plain English summaries of trial results when these are available.
We would welcome your feedback on the clinical trials database. Click on 'feedback' at the top of any page and send us your views.
In October 2016 the following trials were added to our clinical trials database
- A trial looking at stereotactic body radiotherapy for breast, prostate and non small cell lung cancer (CORE)
- A study looking at a new way to take tissue samples from the prostate to diagnose prostate cancer (CAMPROBE study)
- A study comparing 2 operations for people with rectal cancer (HiP Study)
- A trial looking at enzalutamide and Ra223 for men with prostate cancer (PEACE III)
- A trial looking at capecitabine and radium 223 for advanced breast cancer (CARBON)
- A trial of higher dose radiotherapy to treat pain caused by mesothelioma (SYSTEMS-2)
- A study looking at developing new tests to help diagnose and stage oesophageal squamous cancer (OSCAR)
- A trial of tocilizumab for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- A trial looking at improving usual treatment for newly diagnosed Merkel cell cancer (Rational Compare trial and Rational Review study)
- A study using radioactive labelling to help remove lung nodules
- A trial looking at PET-CT targeted biopsy to diagnose cancer of the covering of the lungs (TARGET)
- A trial looking at a vaccine for people with advanced non small cell lung cancer
- A trial looking at pembrolizumab for men with prostate cancer (KEYNOTE-199)
- A trial of nivolumab and temozolomide with radiotherapy for people with brain cancer (CA209498)
We also added results to the following trials
- A trial looking at a magnetic tracer to find the lymph nodes that melanoma may spread to (MELAMAG)
- A study looking at quality of life of people with multiple myeloma
- A trial of ipilimumab after surgery for stage 3 melanoma (CA184029, EORTC 18071)
- A trial looking at high dose chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell transplant for people with primary lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord (IELSG32)
- A trial of pemetrexed or etoposide with cisplatin and radiotherapy for locally advanced non small cell lung cancer (PROCLAIM)
- A study looking at a new injection for PET-CT scans for people with advanced cancer of the head and neck
- A study looking at breast cancer screening in Scotland (TELBRECS)
- A study looking at the causes of mouth cancer
- A study looking at testing for HPV using a vaginal swab and a urine sample
- A trial looking at chemotherapy for people with rectal cancer (Copernicus)
- A study using a questionnaire to improve the quality of life of people with lung cancer (QTIP)
- A study looking at a new type of mammogram for breast cancer diagnosis
- A trial of farletuzumab with chemotherapy for ovarian cancer that has come back
- A trial looking at tasquinimod for prostate cancer that has continued to grow despite hormone treatment
- A trial comparing two combinations of chemotherapy for clear cell ovarian cancer (CCC1)
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