Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.
A study looking at the genetics of skin cancer
This study tried to find out more about the genetic changes that cause
More about this trial
Doctors were looking for ways to improve treatment. To do this they needed to understand more about gene changes. This includes how cancers start and what causes them to grow.
In this trial the researchers collected samples of tissue and blood from people diagnosed with skin cancer of the head and neck. They planned to use these to:
- identify changes in genes that may cause the cancer
- identify how the body’s immune system responds to the cancer
Summary of results
This trial was never finished as it was difficult to find people to join. So there are no results available.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Emma King
Cancer Research UK
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University of Southampton