NCRN Palliative Cancer Studies Open to Recruitment

Please note the portfolio will be updated on a monthly basis and includes open studies only. If you have any queries please contact the NISCHR CRC Information and Portfolio team          
An asterisk denotes that the study is open in at least one site in that region.  


Study Name

Study Description

North Wales

South East Wales

South West Wales


Service user feedback as a means of refining the iWantGreatCare questionnaire





A feasibility study to inform the design of a randomised controlled trial to identify the most clinically and cost effective length of Anticoagulation with Low molecular weight heparin In the treatment of Cancer Associated Thrombosis (ALICAT).




Cancer Carers' Medicines Management

A phase I-II feasibility trial of Cancer Carer Medicines Management (CCMM): an educational intervention for carer management of pain medication in cancer patients at end of life.





Chemical compatibility of drug combinations used in end of life care




Inflammatory biomarkers in Prognosis in Advanced Cancer (IPAC)

Inflammatory biomarkers in Prognosis in Advanced Cancer (IPAC): a multicentre prospective observational study




Multifrequency Bioimpedance in the Early Detection of Lymphoedema

Multifrequency Bioimpedance in the Early Detection of Lymphoedema after Axillary Surgery





A phase III multicentre randomised controlled trial to assess whether optimal supportive care (including dexamethasone) alone is as effective as optimal supportive care (including dexamethasone) and whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in the treatment of patients with inoperable brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).





A randomised phase III trial of single fraction radiotherapy compared to multifraction radiotherapy in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression




Hospitals supported by the WCRN Research Networks:
North Wales Hospitals South East Wales Hospitals South West Wales Hospitals
Glan Clwyd, Rhyl Llandough Bronglais
Wrexham Maelor Nevill Hall Morriston
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor Prince Charles
Neath Port Talbot
  Princess of Wales   Prince Phillip
  Royal Glamorgan  Singleton
  Royal Gwent and St Woolos West Wales General
  University Hospital of Wales
  Velindre Cancer Centre  

Last updated: 25/03/2014