Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study looking at enzymes and genes to help doctors work out who is likely to have more severe side effects with chemotherapy
All drugs used to treat cancer cause side effects. Different drugs have different side effects. People vary in the side effects they have and in how severe they are. Some people have only very mild side effects.
In this study, researchers were looking at an
They hoped to develop ways of measuring in advance how treatment side effects may affect people.
Summary of results
This study was never finished so there are no results available. The researchers were unable to recruit enough patients.
How to join a clinical trial
Professor Alan Boddy
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust