Our Services

Oncology Research Team

The oncology research team is part of the Clinical Support and Diagnostics Group. We specialise in cancer research at Macclesfield District General Hospital. The team provides cancer patients with accessibility to high quality cancer studies at their local hospital.

 

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Our departmental objectives

Our aim is to allow patients being cared for in the NHS to benefit from past cancer research studies and to continue to benefit from research that is currently being carried out.

Our services

The main role of the Oncology Research Team is to set up and run cancer clinical trials at Macclesfield District General Hospital so that patients do not have to travel to Christie Hospital to be offered the chance to take part in research. Cancer clinical trials are carried out on large groups of patients to try to find new and better treatments for cancer. They are the only reliable way to find out if a new treatment is better than what is already available.

Our team

The team consists of four oncology research sisters and a research assistant, responsible for running clinical trials and three clinical trials administrators, providing general administrative support and trial data collection.

Name

Title

Lisa Hardstaff      

Senior Oncology Research  Sister 

Barbara Townley 

Senior Oncology Research  Sister 

Catherine Fensom     

Oncology Research  Sister 

Lesley Wilkinson   

Oncology Research Sister    

Nicola Lunt       

Research Assistant        

Pippa Hill              

Senior Clinical Trials Administrator                                           

  Marilyn McCurrie      

Clinical Trials Administrator

Helen Burns

Clinical Trials Administrator

 

Opening times

We are available Monday – Friday (except for Bank Holidays) from 8.30am - 5.00pm on 01625 663115. The nature of our job means we are often in and out of the office. Please leave a message on our answer phone or for urgent calls, ring the hospital switchboard on 01625 421000 and ask them to bleep 5078.

How do I refer/access the service?

Your consultant will refer you to the research team for an appropriate treatment trial or they may contact you by letter if you are eligible for a study.

Who will I see?

You will be introduced to one of the Oncology Research Nurses or the Research Assistant.

How to find us

We are based at Macclesfield District General Hospital's Cancer Resource Centre, ground floor next to RVS Shop.

FAQs

Q.What type of studies do you run?

A.. The trials that we run look at how effective a treatment is, whether it is better than the standard treatment and trials which  find out more about the side effects and long term risks and benefits. We also run genetic trials. Wedo not run Phase 1 trials.

How to contact us

The nature of our job means we are often in and out of the office. Please leave a message on our answer phone or for urgent calls, ring the hospital switchboard on 01625 421000 and ask them to bleep 5078.

 

 

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