Cancer & Haematology Research
Each year, hundreds of patients take part in cancer & haematology research within Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Research means better treatment & services for people in our region.
The Cancer & Haematology Research team work closely with the oncology & haematology medical teams to recruit patients to our trials & monitor them closely throughout their cancer journey.
There are so many reasons to get involved in research projects. Some of them are:
- You can help us improve outcomes for people in future.
- You can help us understand the causes & development of cancer.
- You can help us find new ways to treat cancer & improve quality of life for those living with cancer.
- You can help us develop new treatments.
Overview of types of studies open to volunteers
We have a portfolio of phase 2 & 3 studies recruiting patients across different tumour groups. The trials are different & may include the following:
Studies involving medicines which involves testing new medicines or combining medicines already used as part of cancer treatment in different ways.
Hormone treatment studies which involves the use of hormones to treat cancer.
Radiotherapy studies help us improve treatments & reduce side effects. Patients are referred to a radiotherapy centre.
Questionnaire studies involve completing quality of life, environmental factors or family history questionnaires to look at how cancer &/or treatment affect you.
Genetics studies helps us find genes that may cause or increase the risk of cancer.
Biobanking studies involve donating tissue or blood samples for future research studies.
Surgery studies help us evaluate better ways of managing cancer surgically.
If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies or want more information:
01296 31 6305