Research News

Cancer Research UK £10m pancreatic cancer investment

Monday, 03 April 2017 15:52

PRECISION-Panc is an ambitious programme of research that seeks to uncover the molecular profile of individual patients with pancreatic cancer, to learn more about the disease and to pave the way for patients entering clinical trials in a way that matches their tumour biology to the type of treatment. The £10m investment is Cancer Research UK’s biggest standalone investment in pancreatic cancer research to date and builds on their strategic focus on the disease. Research has helped double cancer survival rates, but progress has not been equal across all cancer types. People with pancreatic cancer have some of the lowest chances of survival, which is why CRUK name it as one of four priority ‘cancers of unmet need’ in their 5-year Research Strategy, published in 2014.

€100,000 for future scientific research project: Application for UEG Research Prize 2017 is now open!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:42

The annual Research Prize is awarded for excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research. UEG support a future scientific research project from early stage to successful conclusion. The recipient must be able to demonstrate that their previous work has had an impact in its field and its quality is recognised internationally.

Application is open until May 12, 2017

Clinical Research Nurse nominations invited for 2017 Nursing Times Award

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:51

The Nursing Times has announced the categories and opened the award nominations process for this year's prestigious ceremony, to be held in November. The NIHR Clinical Research Network is sponsoring this year's Clinical Research Nurse category. The Nursing Times wants to hear from you - apply now!

Are you implementing projects to help give hard-to-reach groups access to the services they need to keep physically and mentally well; thinking of ways to help keep staff healthier and fitter; or devising complex technology solutions to make sure patients are kept safer or their needs are addressed more comprehensively? Now is your chance to share your story. By entering the award nominations, this is your opportunity to

  • Promote and share your work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your service to healthcare providers across the UK
  • Inform and educate the wider profession about your initiatives to improve patient care
  • Be recognised by your peers for being at the sharp-end of patient care and at the cutting edge of service improvement
  • Highlight your organisation's commitment to achieving excellence​

Clinical Research Nurses can find out more and apply here. The deadline to apply is 2 June 2017.

Business of Discovery Podcast discusses 'compassion' in clinical research

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:44

The latest podcast from the 'Business of Discovery' series led by Prof Allan Gaw has been released. This podcast has a focus on compassion and features special guest Dr Paquita de Zulueta — General Practitioner, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College and Senior Teaching Fellow at King’s College London.

The podcasts are 10-12 minutes long and have been developed by the NIHR CRN with Profesor Allan Gaw, Associate Director for Educational Quality Standards, who also worked with University of Leeds and NIHR CRN colleagues to develop the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The podcasts have been developed to enable everyone from healthcare professionals to patients to keep up-to-date with new ideas and developments in the research field.

The podcast series also includes a virtual journal club, which involves the discussion of a recent, open-access paper. The latest podcast and all others in the series can be found here.

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