A core part of CTRad’s work is to support the development of radiotherapy research proposals. There are two main ways in which CTRad helps researchers with their development work.

Proposals guidance meetings

Since 2010, CTRad has been organising proposals guidance meetings to provide pre-submission peer input for UK radiotherapy studies in all stages of development.  These interactive meetings intend on adding value to proposals in order to facilitate successful funding, as well as serving as learning opportunities for those developing radiotherapy trials in the UK through open discussion. Investigators are asked to submit a proforma to CTRad ahead of the meeting, and where selected will be invited to present to an expert panel drawn from the CTRad membership and also an audience made up of CTRad members and invited guests to ensure breadth of input.

Call for proposals and dates for upcoming CTRad proposals guidance meetings are advertised on the Jobs and Opportunities page. If there are no upcoming meetings you are encouraged to access RADCAS outlined below.

Radiotherapy clinical trials advisory service (RADCAS)

RADCAS is an offline service developed by CTRad’s Workstream 3. Any UK investigators with trial proposals in which radiotherapy is a significant component can receive specialist advice on trial methodology, technical aspects of radiotherapy delivery and biomarkers and translational research opportunities, before submission to a funding body. RADCAS may be relevant to early phase as well as phase III trials. This service is available at any time of the year, and supplements the opportunities for researchers to present and engage in interactive discussion at CTRad’s proposals guidance meetings.

If you want to use the RADCAS service, please contact us.