Miss Sarah Pirrie

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Senior Biostatistician

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Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sarah is a Senior Biostatistician at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU). She joined the unit in 2006, with a focus on breast and urological cancers. Her research interest is in phase III clinical trial methodology for de-escalation trials.

Sarah is a co-investigator on clinical trials in breast cancer, DCIS and bladder cancer. She also acts as trial statistician for clinical trials in renal cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and prostate cancer.


Prior to joining the statistics team in 2009 Sarah worked within the CRCTU as part of the trial management team on breast cancer trials.  


Sarah lectures on the Advanced Clinical Trials module of the  MSc Clinical Oncology, teaches on MBChB Medicine and Surgery, Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, and provides training for internal staff within Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit. In the forthcoming inaugural MSc in Clinical Trials Sarah will lead the Preparation and Set-up for a Clinical Trial module.