The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is based at the Birmingham Medical School

How to find us

For general CRCTU enquires please contact:

Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) 
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
University of Birmingham 
Birmingham B15 2TT 

Tel: 0121 414 8040
Fax: 0121 414 7471

Other contacts...

New Business Enquiries

Director (Clinical) 
Professor Pamela Kearns

Deputy Clinical Directors 
Professor Charles Craddock – Haematology Centre 
Professor Daniel Rea – Late Phase Adult Solid Tumour Trials
Dr Neil Stevens – Early Phase Adult Solid Tumour Trials
Mr Simon Bach -  D3B 

Directors of Statistics
Professor Lucinda Billingham 
Professor Keith Wheatley

CRCTU Director of Operations
Dr Sarah Bowden

Mr Anthony Steer

Mrs Karen Turner 

Dr Ian Nutt

Quality Management
Dr Cara Lax-Williams

Statistics and Trial Methodology
Professor Lucinda Billingham
Professor Keith Wheatley
Dr Christina Yap

Systematic Review
Dr Jayne Wilson

Trial Management
Dr Laura Crack – Early Drug Development
Miss Nicola Fenwick and Mrs Anna Lawson – Childrens' Cancer Trials 
Mr Clive Stubbs and Miss Claire Gaunt – late phase (randomised)
Miss Shamyla Siddique - Haematology - IMPACT
Mrs Sonia Fox - Haematology - TAP

How to find us...

The main offices of the CRCTU are located in the Robert Aitken Institute in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Science. The refurbishment of the Robert Aitken Institute benefited from a £1.8M investment by Advantage West Midlands, which is part of Birmingham Science City and from a donation of £120K from Children with Leukaemia. The CRCTU also has offices in the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and at Birmingham City Hospital.

Finding the University
Instructions on how to find the University of Birmingham can be found at
Finding the Robert Aitken Building
The Robert Aitken Institute building is located on the Edgbaston Campus of the University, building B4 on the Edgbaston Campus Map.

Finding the CRCTU
The CRCTU Reception is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital drive (Mindelsohn Way). Visitors are advised to approach from Vincent Drive and walk up the hospital drive. The Reception is located on the left approximately 100m from the road.

Visitors are advised to park on the Pritchatts Road Car Park. A Visitor’s Pass (costing £1) may be provided to scheduled visitors and can be obtained from the CRCTU. Normal Car parking charges are as follows;

Up to 1 hour       £2.00

1-3 Hours            £3.00

3-5 hours             £4.00

5-8 hours             £6.00

Finding the CRCTU Haematology Office 

The CRCTU Haematology Office is located in the Centre for Clinical Haematology which is housed within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust Headquarters building located on Mindelsohn Way (off Metchley Park Road) see