Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has the delivery of world class clinical research embedded within its mission statement, and actively supports clinical research in all disciplines.
Paediatric oncology clinical research is based within the Great North Children’s Hospital where a dedicated clinical trials facility supports both late and early phase trials activity, with the majority of children being offered trial access.
In adult cancer there is a dedicated cancer trials facility within the regional Northern Centre for Cancer Care. The focus of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer trials Research centre is the delivery of novel, translational trials in adult solid tumours and haematology malignancies, and this unit has an international reputation for its first in human trials activity. There is also significant activity in late phase trials and radiotherapy research – with the SPIRIT and QUARTZ being led from Newcastle.
Areas of clinical research strength include prostate, colorectal, lung and gynaecological cancers, hepatocellular cancer, and childhood cancers.
Clinical Academics and SpecialismsClinical Academics and Specialisms
Dr Christopher Bacon: Histopathology, Lymphomas
Dr Simon Bomken: Paediatric Lymphoma
Dr Yvette Drew: Early Phase Clinical Trials, Gynaecological Malignancies
Dr Alastair Greystoke: Early Phase Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Delivery of Cancer Therapy to an Ageing Population
Mr Rakesh Heer: Prostate and Bladder Cancer
Mr Stuart McCracken: Management of Prostate Cancer; Self-Care Models
Professor Ruth Plummer: Early Phase Clinical Trials, Melanoma
Mr Kenneth Rankin: Bone Sarcomas
Dr Helen Reeves: Liver Cancer
Professor Deborah Tweddle: Neuroblastoma
Dr Frederik van Delft: T-Cell Leukaemias and Lymphoma
Professor Josef Vormoor: Childhood Leukaemias
Honorary Senior Lecturers/Chairs and SpecialismsHonorary Senior Lecturers/Chairs and Specialisms
Professor Simon Bailey: Paediatric Neuro-Oncology
Mr Craig Gerrand: Orthopaedics, Bone Sarcomas
Professor Michael Griffin: Upper GI cancers
Professor Graham Jackson: Malignant Haematology
Dr Anne Lennard: Lymphomas
Professor Vinidh Paleri: Head & Neck tumous
Dr George Petrides: PET imaging
Dr Chris Plummer: Cardiotoxicity
Dr Colin Rees: Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Professor Rod Skinner: Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors
Professor Naeem Soomro: Prostate Cancer