Marking the International Clinical Trials Day 2020
Jun 04, 2020
On the 20th May Novartis celebrated the International Clinical Trials' Day which is recognised around the world as the day James Lind conducted the first randomised clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. Around the world International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of clinical trials and research in healthcare.
To mark this event Cancer Trials Ireland launches ‘One Step Closer’ campaign proudly sponsored by Novartis Oncology. This campaign aims to celebrate the many scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals that are working throughout the country to develop new and innovative treatments for disease.
Over one third (37%) of the clinical trials investigating a medicine/treatment/intervention are cancer clinical trials. Overall, there are 209 clinical trials open to recruiting new patients in Ireland, of which 78 are cancer clinical trials.1
At a time when scientific research has never been more critical, Cancer Trials Ireland leads the Irish celebration of International Clinical Trials Day (May 20th) by highlighting studies investigating the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer. These include:
• Studying the effects of COVID-19 on patients with cancer in Ireland in real time (COVID-IYON) • Studying the effects of COVID-19 on people with lung cancer, as part of an international collaboration with Italy (TERAVOLT) • Assisting the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) in applying for ethical approval for two COVID/Patient Registry studies
Please click here to learn more about this campaign. For information on cancer trials in Ireland visit www.cancertrials.ie or follow the Twitter @cancertrials_ie