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Taking part in a Clinical Trial

A list of open cancer clinical trials in Northern Ireland is available on the Clinical Trials page.  This list is updated every month. If you are interested in taking part in a clinical trial, speak to your doctor who will advise you.  You can find out more information about trials and research at the CancerHelp UK web-site.

Do you want to get involved in helping to influence cancer research in Northern Ireland?

If you are living with or beyond cancer, or are a relative, or carer of someone with cancer, you may want to consider getting involved in helping to influence cancer research.  We are looking for people with an experience of cancer to join the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum.  An interest in cancer research is important, but you do not need to have taken part in a clinical trial. 

Cancer research is important because it helps us find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.  In 2010, over 1000 people in Northern Ireland took part in cancer clinical trials, or other high quality research studies.  This type of research is expanding, and it is taking place at the Cancer Centre in Belfast, the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Altnagelvin, Antrim, Craigavon and Ulster Hospitals. 

What is the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum?

The Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum has been established to increase personal and public involvement in cancer research across Northern Ireland.  Members of the Forum will be involved in one or some of the following:

  • Reviewing and advising on clinical trial protocols and patient information leaflets
  • Membership of a research steering group or committee
  • Membership of a Trial Management Group of a specific clinical trial
  • Advising on the best methods and information to raise patient and public awareness about cancer clinical trials available in Northern Ireland
  • Promoting personal and public involvement in cancer research

The members of the Forum will meet together at least three times a year.  Training and support will be available to members.   

The Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum is co-ordinated by the Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Centre and it will support consumers across the various cancer research groups within Health and Social Care Trusts, or Queen’s University Belfast.

Are you interested in getting involved?

We encourage everyone interested to attend a meeting to hear more about what is involved, to help you decide if you want to apply.  To find out more, please contact Ruth Boyd with your name, address and contact telephone and/or email details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Consumer Involvement Flyer October 2013

Contact address, telephone number, email address

Ruth Boyd
Cancer Research UK Senior Nurse
NICTC
East Podium,C-Floor
Belfast City Hospital
Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7AB
Telephone: 028 9063 8468
Email: nictc@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Contact Information

Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Centre
East Podium
C Floor
Belfast City Hospital
51 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7AB
 
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9063 8468
Email: nictc@belfasttrust.hscni.net

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