Patient experience of taking part in an early phase clinical trial at The Christie- BBC news

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This mini-series covered by BBC North West Tonight in Dec 2019 follows the process of recruiting a patient to an early phase clinical trial in cancer and experience from a patient perspective. The importance and relevance of early phase clinical trials for drug development in cancer is highlighted and close links between clinic and laboratory for the benefit of our patients and delivering a next generation of cancer therapeutics.

Period16 Dec 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleBBC follows Manchester CRF patient on cancer research study
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size15 minutes over 5 nights
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThis mini-series on BBC North West Tonight follows a cancer patient being recruited and participating in an early phase clinical trial of a new experimental anti-cancer drug at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The video provides a unique insight into the feelings and considerations of a patient going through this process and would be an invaluable resource for any patient considering participation in an early phase cancer clinical trial. The video also provides expert insight from Dr Matthew Krebs, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cancer Medicine at The University of Manchester, responsible for the patient's care, and an educational overview of the relevance, importance and conduct of this vitally important area of cancer research.
    The video was featured in BBC North West Tonight in a 5-night series in Dec 2019.
    Producer/AuthorGill Dummigan - Health Correspondent
    PersonsMatthew Krebs


  • Early phase
  • Phase I
  • trial participation
  • Manchester
  • The Christie
  • patient
  • clinical trial
  • patient experience