Our policy on clinical research
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Medical research is vital if the UK is going to enjoy continued improvements to health. Research allows us to understand diseases better, diagnose earlier, and deliver improved outcomes with fewer side effects from treatment.
Clinical research, including trials, plays a critical role in translating scientific discoveries into safer, kinder, and more effective cancer diagnostics and treatments. As a research funder and an advocate for cancer patients, Cancer Research UK has a strong interest in ensuring that clinical research has the conditions to thrive.
To achieve this, our policy team work closely with patients, health service staff, researchers, and other organisations to raise the profile of clinical research within Government and develop policies to help make the UK a more attractive place to conduct and take part in research.
Driven by the remarkable achievements of those delivering clinical trials during the pandemic, clinical research is currently a key priority for the Government – with strong representation in multiple Government strategies.
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