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Date: 14 December 2016
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Pictures donated in thanks to staff efforts

The CRF nursing team were recently presented with five beautiful drawings donated by a patient for the ward. Both the patient and family praised the care, dedication and professionalism of the CRF Nursing Team and decided to donate the drawings which…


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Date: 18 November 2016
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Funding announcement

Today the Department of Health announced a further £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country. Following a competitive application and assessment process, funding has been awarded to 23 NHS organisations. Provided over the next five years,…


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Date: 27 October 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Largest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results

The Cambridge CRF were one of nine centres to work on a trail led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Bristol to evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of three major treatment options: active monitoring, surgery (radical prostatectomy)…


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Date: 21 October 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

‘Preference to high-fat foods is linked to our genes’

A study that took place on the CRF has been widely published. Professor Sadaf Farooqi found people having a preference to high-fat foods is linked to their genes after studying people eating chicken korma and Eton Mess. The study was…


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Date: 28 September 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

Going ‘nutty’ for our research study

In September Dame Professor Sally Davies used our nut allergy study as a showcase of excellent research to benefit patients. The study has been used to brief Treasury personnel to show the value of research in the NIHR. The NIHR…


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Date: 15 September 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

New CRF Brochure

Caroline Saunders, Head of Clinical Operations in collaboration with Professor William van’t Hoff at Great Ormond Street CRF and colleagues at the UKCRF network at the Manchester NIHR/WT CRF have produced a CRF brochure, which includes our peanut and cytosponge…


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Date: 14 August 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

‘Understanding the research patient experience’ – writing success for Head of Clinical Operations

Caroline Saunders, our Head of Clinical Operations, has written an article regarding participants involvement in research within a CRF. The article has been published in the INVOLVE newsletter and is based on the findings of two surveys conducted on behalf…


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Date: 11 July 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

Last beam in place for new research building

On Monday 4 July, the Addenbrooke’s Clinical Research Centre (ACRC) had a topping out ceremony for a new building which extends their current facility. The topping out ceremony signifies the final piece of the building is set in place. The…


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Date: 3 February 2016
Category: Industry News
Author: John Chipperfield

Why is research so important at Addenbrooke’s?

The Cambridge News wrote an article why research is important at Addenbrooke’s, it featured our CRF research nurse, Nick Fosh. Nick said: “Without places like the Cambridge CRF and without research in general you can’t get advancements in health care….


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