Accelerating cancer research

NCRI has a number of different strands of work to support coordination in UK cancer research.

The NCRI Clinical Studies Groups, the annual NCRI Cancer Conference, and capturing research funding information in the NCRI Cancer Research Database make up our core business. We also run a number of time-bound initiatives to respond to particular areas of need.

NCRI Clinical Studies Groups

The NCRI Clinical Studies Groups provide a forum for cancer researchers to develop trials and build a strategic portfolio within their area of expertise

Clinical Trials Group

Clinical trials units (CTUs) play a pivotal role in delivering UK research, from the design and delivery of trials, to analysis and publication of results.

Living with and beyond cancer

NCRI’s Living With and Beyond Cancer initiative aims to increase the level of research in this area to help improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer.

Radiotherapy (CTRad)

NCRI’s Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) brings together UK experts to provide national leadership and support the development of radiotherapy research.

Research initiatives

We run an evolving programme of initiatives that support the development of research, often in areas where coordination or capacity are proving to be barriers