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#HelloUCDClinicalTrials – Revolutionising Children’s and Adolescents Cancer Treatment and Outcomes


UCD Clinical Research Centre (CRC) has launched a new video titled  - #HelloUCDClinicalTrials – Revolutionising Children’s and Adolescents Cancer Treatment and Outcomes - (opens in a new window)HERE 

By way of background UCD School of Medicine was awarded €2.5 million by the HRB (Health Research Board) so that, in partnership with the CHI (Children’s Health Ireland) Cancer Trials Group, can continue to enhance children’s and adolescents’ cancer patient-focused research, increase opportunities for children and adolescents to participate in clinical trials and increase the critical support available to investigators from facilities, through to study design and sponsorship.

This funding award will be hosted at and managed through a partnership between UCD and CHI, implemented by the CHI Cancer Trials Group and led by Professor Owen Smith, Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, UCD and Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, CHI.

On receipt of this funding award, UCD CRC has devised and produced this short, powerful video which explains (largely from a mother’s perspective) the vital, life-saving nature of access to clinical trials in the children’s and adolescents’ cancer treatment setting and the drive for more access to more cancer trials for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer by increasing the resources and expertise required to conduct them.

“I believe this video sends out a very powerful message regarding the importance of clinical trials for patients with cancer but it also highlights the unique partnership between patient/parent, hospital and academic institution that facilitates such success in terms of improved clinical outcomes - this is a wonderful example of academic health science in practice” said Prof Owen Smith.

 *content from UCD School of Medicine*

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