The NI Cancer Trials Network (NICTN) based at the NI Cancer Centre celebrated International Clinical Trials Day 19 May 2017. The event highlighted the importance of partnership working for research success. NICTN staff joined forces with members of the NI Cancer Research Consumer Forum and supporting charities to raise awareness among staff, patients and the public, highlighting:
- HSC R&D ‘OK to Ask about Clinical Research’ Campaign
- Seventy cancer research studies currently open to recruitment
- Opportunities for patients and carers to work in partnership with researchers
Staff, patients and visitors expressed their support for clinical research at an information stand in the NI Cancer Centre foyer. Several patients acknowledged their appreciation for research to bring advances in treatment and care.