The Scottish Cancer Research Network (SCRN) is an initiative supported by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government to increase, support and sustain clinical trial activity in cancer care in partnership with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC). Initial targets for the SCRN included increasing the overall recruitment of cancer patients to clinical trials. This has been achieved by improving the supportive research infrastructure in NHS Cancer Services in Scotland.
The SCRN is divided into three Network regions:
- North and East Network Manager: Kirsty Shearer: [email protected]
- South-East Network Manager: Dorothy Boyle: [email protected]
- West- Network Manager (Acting) Karen Bell: ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Each Network also has a Clinical Lead and in collaboration with the Network Manager, provides direction and professional leadership for their regional trial portfolio and research teams. The clinical research supported by the SCRN is peer reviewed, quality research and for the most part from the National Cancer Research Institute clinical trial portfolio.