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Southampton Clinical Trials Unit


Find out more about the work of the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit and our staff in our regular blog articles.

Helen Wilangowski and Helen Wilkes

Championing mesothelioma research

As the NERO mesothelioma trial opens at University Hospital Southampton, we spoke to a patient and a Mesothelioma UK nurse about why research into this cancer is so important - Nov 2022

Ali Richards

Finding the treatments of the future

For International Clinical Trials Day 2022, we've been speaking to trial participants, researchers and staff about their experiences of clinical trials and their hopes for the future of healthcare research.

Dr Charlotte Stuart and Dr Victoria Goss

Women in Science

We celebrate International Women's Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science - Feb/Mar 2022

Cathy Barrow and Daiana Ferro

Being part of the AGILE trial

We spoke to a patient and a research nurse who are both part of the AGILE platform trial to find new treatments for COVID-19 - Dec 2021

CTU Moveathon logo

The CTU Moveathon

Staff from SCTU recently joined colleagues from other Cancer Research UK funded trials units to get active and raise money as part of the Virtual CTU Moveathon - June 2021

Sheila Stranks - PPI Contributor

Patient Participation Week blog

For Patient Participation Week, we spoke to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) contributor Sheila Stranks about how she got involved in PPI and why she feels it is so important to research – 1st June 2021

International Clinical Trials Day 2021

International Clinical Trials Day

For International Clinical Trials Day, we asked staff across the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit about the work they do and adapting to the difficult circumstances of the past year – 20th May 2021

Rosie the Labradoodle

National Pet Month

April is National Pet Month. So, we asked our staff how their pets have helped them over the last year, from coping with lockdowns to providing some unique challenges to working from home - April 2021

Keira Fines

Walking All Over Cancer

SCTU's pharmacovigilance manager, Keira Fines, is taking on the challenge of walking 10,000 steps a day in March to raise money for Cancer Research UK's Walk All Over Cancer Campaign - 1st March 2021

Bournemouth Air Festival

Public engagement blog

SCTU Communications and Engagement Manager, Liz Allaway spoke to the Engaged Medicine blog about why public engagement and involvement with research is so important - 26th February 2021

Andrea Corkhill

World Cancer Day blog

Head of Trial Management for oncology, Andrea Corkhill, tells us about her role and how her team have been ensuring cancer clinical trials can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic - 4th February 2021

Gareth Griffiths

Gareth's story

Director, Professor Gareth Griffiths, talks about being part of the Centre for Cancer Immunology, and how the SCTU has grown its reputation for clinical trials and translational research - October 2020

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