- hope to benefit from a new treatment
- want to help improve cancer care for others
- believe that they will be more closely cared for if they are part of a trial
- be looking for alternatives where previous treatments have been less successful
Patients taking part in trials may be cared for on the Clinical investigation ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. This ward is a joint venture between Addenbrooke's and the University of Cambridge. It enables us to link patient care with our purpose built research facilities.
The ward is open for day case treatments, from Monday to Friday 07:30 to 18:00. There are 3 beds for oncology and haematology patients.
On the ward, patients are cared for by highly qualified people with a range of experience and skills, in both looking after cancer patients and conducting clinical research. The ward has been specially set up so that patients receive their treatment safely and efficiently, have all the information they need about their trial, and are monitored closely during their treatment.