Prof David Cameron

Clinical Director and Chair of Oncology

David.Cameron@igmm.ed.ac.uk

PA: Laura.commins@igmm.ed.ac.uk 0131 651 8510

Location: ECRC and Western General Hospital

Research Overview

Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer

The Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre is committed to identifying potential new approaches to treating and preventing cancer.  Being on the same campus as the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, the Edinburgh Breast unit and the regional colorectal, neurological and urological surgical departments, it is in an ideal position to work closely with NHS cancer services.  Many clinicians either run laboratory groups or collaborate with laboratory researchers to enable local patients to contribute to and benefit from new research into cancer.

There is a close-knit team of staff providing support for clinical trials in cancer patients, funded by Cancer Research UK, ECMC, Chief Scientist’s office via NHS R&D, and other local charities and funding sources.  These staff are jointly managed to enable as many patients as possible to be offered the opportunity to enrol in clinical studies, from phase I “first in man” studies right through to late-stage randomised clinical trials.