Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues.

There are more than 200 different types of cancer and one in two people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime.

But thanks to improved treatments and research many people are cured and more than half live for more than 10 years.

Salford’s cancer (oncology) research team works with the Greater Manchester Research Network (cancer division) to provide a comprehensive service for clinical trials for many types of cancer.

The team has strong links with other Trusts across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, enabling us to deliver trials that may require shared care across other Trusts and Hospitals. We also work closely with The Christie Hospital, the specialist cancer hospital.

Current cancer studies open to volunteers include:

  • Breast – the most common type of cancer in the UK, with more than 48,000 women diagnosed reach year.
  • Colorectal – bowel cancer is also referred to as colorectal, colon or rectal cancer. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the United Kingdom
  • Haematology (blood cancer) – immune system and blood cancers include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Around 30,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer in the UK every year.
  • Lung – lung cancer can start in the windpipe (trachea), the main airway (bronchus) or the lung tissue. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with about 43,500 people diagnosed each year.
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) – this is cancer of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (small intestine).
  • Urology – this includes bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular and penile cancers.
  • Neurology – glioblastoma is the most common and most aggressive primary brain tumour but current treatment is inadequate. Brain metastases occur in 20-40% of all patients with cancer. Trials looking into improving treatmentsand overall outcome are done at Salford Royal, alongside shared care with the Christie.

Further information on cancer studies can be found on the Cancer Research website.

If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies or want more information, please contact a member of the cancer research team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust or email us.

Cellins Vinod – Oncology Research Nurse Manager

0161 206 8512

Kay Goulden – Senior Clinical Trial Administrator

0161 206 1515