The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) provides a pan-European network of experts and the infrastructure for carrying out translational and clinical  cancer research across Europe. Members of our NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) have been collaborating with the EORTC  when necessary, however the connections have primarily been via personal links and a consensus on a single efficient mechanism to explore EORTC clinical trial collaboration has been lacking – until now.

The UK EORTC Liaison Officer, at Cancer Research UK (CRUK), has developed a pathway to highlight the key steps involved in exploring EORTC collaboration when developing a clinical trial (for both UK- and EORTC- initiated studies). These pathways are available to download from both the NCRI CSG website and the EORTC website.

» Collaboration pathways for exploring EORTC collaboration (NCRI CSG webpage)

Alongside the pathways a confidentiality framework has been developed to protect against the sharing of study information outside of the collaboration discussions.  This framework forms the basis of a ‘conditions of use’ agreement associated with utilising the Collaboration Pathways the details of which are sent on a study-by-study basis.

Further information

» Find out more about the EORTC (EORTC website)

» Contact the UK EORTC Liaison Officer at CRUK (email)