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  • Advert number: 300338-0
  • Posted Date: 10/04/12

Cancer Research Network


The 21 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) have a remit to develop  portfolios of trials for specific Cancer types or treatment approaches. This includes overseeing the portfolio of existing studies, considering new research questions, developing proposals and securing funding from NCRI members. The CSGs are multidisciplinary, with Surgery, Medical Oncology, Clinical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Epidemiology, Statistics and other Professions Involved in Clinical Trials, represented on each Group as appropriate. All Groups have consumer representation. For a full list of the 21 Groups and their members please visit the NCRN web site at

Each CSG meets at least twice a year and all of the Groups have Subgroups and/or Working Parties, which meet in the intervals between the main Group meetings. Many of the Groups also host national clinical trials  meetings of between 100 and 450 delegates. Appointment to a CSG is for three years in the first instance, and  membership can be considered as national work. This is a voluntary, not a remunerated position.

Following a strategic review of the CSGs a decision was taken to expand the Palliative Care CSG into a Palliative and Supportive Care CSG. This new CSG will incorporate the current Complementary Therapy CSDGwithin its  structure. It will have a new remit to develop a trials portfolio in supportive care including management of symptoms, toxicities and co morbidities during active Cancer Therapy in addition to Palliative Care. The CSG will have three subgroups; Palliative Care, Supportive Care and Complementary Therapies.

We are currently seeking applications for members of this new group with expertise in Palliative and end of life care, supportive therapies including management of treatment related toxicities, and complementary  therapies. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the formation of a new Clinical Studies Group and to help shape its future.

All applicants need to be able to demonstrate experience of collaborative clinical trials activity in a leadership capacity, success in trial accrual to national studies, links with Cancer Research networks and an enthusiasm and commitment to developing Cancer Research. Members should be prepared to contribute fully to the work of a Group, including attending Subgroup/Working Party meetings as appropriate, industry adoption panels and NICE and HTA appraisals. Please note that members may serve on more than one CSG concurrently. The first meeting of the Palliative and Supportive Care CSG will be on Thursday, 27th September 2012.

If you are interested in serving as an NCRI Clinical Studies Group member, please submit your  curriculum vitae and covering letter in support of your application by email to: Miss Laura Johnson at: by 4th May 2012.

Background information on the ‘Remit of Groups’ and the ‘Remit of Members’ can be found on the web at Please contact Dr Eileen Loucaides, Senior Executive, NCRI Clinical Studies Groups Secretariat, telephone: 020 3469 8582 if you have any queries. To down load  additional documents please go to:

Associated documents

  • 67639.PDF - Remit of NCRI CSGs Oct 2009
  • 67638.PDF - Remit of NCRI CGGs membership July 2011