What stands in the way of patients taking part in clinical trials?
Cancer Research Awareness Event,
Thursday 10th November, 2011
Lecture Theatre, Education Centre,
Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH), Guildford GU2 7XX
17:30 refreshments; Meeting: 18:00 – 20:15
The Surrey, W.Sussex & Hampshire Cancer Partnership Research Group (SWSH CPRG)
announces this research event, which is designed to answer questions the public may have
about cancer clinical research in their community including:
- How do patients decide whether or not to enter trials?
- What is industry’s perspective on the barriers to patient participation?
- Can clinicians predict which trials will recruit patients?
Addressing these issues and others, there will be a multi-disciplinary range of speakers including
local specialist Consultant Dr Gary Middleton, Medical Oncologist and Clinical Lead for Research
at the Surrey, W.Sussex & Hampshire Cancer Research Network. Other speakers will be Dr
Norma Morris from University College, London and Alun Pinnegar from Novartis. Patients who
have been invited to take part in a trial will also talk about their own personal experiences.
Mr Simon Butler-Manuel, Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at RSCH will chair the event.
The evening is open to all members of the public as well as health care professionals.
Members of the press are encouraged to attend and specialist consultants and members of
the SWSH Cancer Partnership Research Group (including patients) can be made available for
The views expressed in this blog are the authors' own.