Staff Comments
Mark, Trial Coordinator

“I started working at the CTC as a Data Manager. It was my first role in clinical trials and it gave me a great opportunity to learn how cancer trials are run. From there I moved into a Trial Coordinator role, where I help set up and manage trials investigating treatments for brain tumours and haematological malignancies. Working at the CTC puts you right in the middle of clinical trials. You collaborate with groups such as hospital staff, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory bodies, and you must ensure that the trial is able to accommodate all of their diverse requests and recommendations. It can be a challenge, but it is incredibly fulfilling to be part of trials that investigate the latest cancer treatments.“

Kitty, Data Manager

“I have been working at the CTC for three years and, with its welcoming and friendly atmosphere, I have settled in so quickly and easily. In both of my roles - as trials assistant and then data manager - I have received so much support and opportunity to develop my potential. Aside from clinical data admin, maintaining good working relationships and communication with hospital research teams make up a large part of my role. This allows me to gain an insight of how clinical trials are conducted at hospitals, and appreciate that to run a clinical trial efficiently requires a lot of team work from a wide range of disciplines. It feels rewarding to know that my work with others is contributing to make a difference in better cancer care and quality of life for cancer patients in the future.”

Abby, Senior Trial Coordinator

“The CTC is much more than a UKCRC registered trials unit running over 100 trials. It also provides a great working environment with excellent training opportunities. I started working at the CTC as a Trial co-ordinator (TC) and have recently been promoted to a Senior TC (STC), this was largely down to the support and training I have received at the CTC. Whilst working at the CTC I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of trials including imaging, CTIMP, radiotherapy and sample collection trials ranging from feasibility and phase I to phase III trials. I have also gained experience of trials from the early stages (grant application) through to publication and archiving.”

Graham and Hakim, Statisticians

Graham : “I have been a statistician at the CTC for almost a year, working on clinical trials that investigate the latest targeted therapies and immunotherapies in various cancers. The role is largely quantitative and requires me to ensure that a trial is appropriately designed to answer the research question of interest, and that the interim and final analyses of trial data are accurate and reliable.

In addition to direct work on clinical trials, many statisticians at the CTC are involved in teaching at UCL and methodological research. In the last year I have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at conferences in the UK, Canada and Italy. Further to this, through formal training and experience, I have learnt so much from fellow CTC staff and collaborating clinicians on cancer biology, trial logistics and regulation, and treatment strategies. The variety of projects, opportunities and responsibilities means that the CTC is a fantastic place to work.”

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