Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Mission Statement  "To translate cutting edge science into improved patient care, both rapidly and safely, through the design and conduct of large multi-centre/international randomised trials as well as smaller more data intensive phase I trials of novel therapies."


The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK and has been in existence for more than 30 years. It was one of the first NCRI accredited units and is a UKCRN registered trials unit.

Trial Management

The CRCTU has 5 trial management teams specialising in adult early drug development; early and late phase paediatric trials; early and late phase haematology trials; and adult late phase (randomised) trials