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National Cancer Research Institute

National Cancer Research Institute

The NCRI maintains a Cancer Research Database, and undertakes analyses of what research is being done - this informs decisions about new research; develops research initiatives on specific topics, to which a group of members will contribute (eg, programmes in prostate cancer or in cancer prevention); helps to coordinate clinical trials and experimental cancer medicine research within networks throughout the UK - this boosts clinical trials; and develops facilities and resources for research (eg, the collection of tumour samples or trying to make the management of research data more effective, ie. informatics). NCRI was set up in 2001 to develop common plans for cancer research and to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.
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