The CRUK Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) Glasgow
The CRUK Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) Glasgow is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered CTU with responsibility for the development and coordination of academic-led cancer clinical trials. All administrative aspects of the clinical trial are coordinated by the CTU. Key tasks involve the funding applications, development of clinical trial protocol, preparation of regulatory and ethical documentation, collection, processing and analysis of data, and preparation of trial reports.
The Beatson Clinical Research Facility (BCRF)
Participating site activity can be viewed as the NHS delivery end of clinical trials: putting patients and their data into clinical studies. Currently 165 clinical studies are open to recruitment at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC): the largest participating site in the Scottish Cancer Research Network. The majority of these studies are multicentre clinical drug trials (Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMPs)). Between 45-50% of these studies are pharma/industry studies: commercially Sponsored. The rest are academic studies (non-commercial), the majority of which are eligibly funded (for instance by cancer research charities). These include those studies which are coordinated by the CRUK CTU in Glasgow.
Click here to download the CRUK CTU Glasgow Description Document.