News from the CSM, EQUATOR Network, and our collaborators
16 May 2018
Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published in the BMJ today.
30 April 2018
Researchers at CSM and NDORMS have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement, resulting in improvements in their quality of life and lower costs for the healthcare system.
23 April 2018
Three members of CSM were recognised for the excellence of their epidemiological research into osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal conditions at a conference this weekend.
5 March 2018
CSM statisticians published their experiences in overcoming the challenges of using adaptive designs for early phase clinical trials. These trial designs are more likely to find the right answer than traditional designs.
15 January 2018
CSM collaborator Sean O’Cathail took CEDAR, an adaptive phase I trial in rectal cancer, to a Europe-wide protocol development workshop in June 2017, where it tied for most innovative protocol.
4 January 2018
The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit celebrates five years of running and supporting excellent clinical trials that benefit patients and improve healthcare.
30 June 2017
UK statisticians and trialists reach out to the clinical trial community in an awareness-raising paper published this week as a first step in changing practice. They promote the use of adaptive designs in early-phase clinical trials to improve trial efficiency, which will benefit patients.
28 June 2016
Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.
15 February 2016
The UK’s largest research trial of support for carers of people with dementia, supported by CSM statisticians, has now launched nationally.
5 February 2016
To mark World Cancer Day this week, the EQUATOR Network’s Oncology Project, funded by Cancer Research UK, launches a new current awareness bulletin to help cancer researchers avoid research waste and report their work well.
SCALOP-2 trial: Investigating chemotherapy and radiotherapy in localised pancreatic cancer to improve outcomes
4 February 2016
In commemoration of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2016, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new Cancer Research UK-funded pancreatic cancer trial supported by CSM statisticians.
3 February 2016
In commemoration of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2016, CSM statisticians present a TiTE-CRM phase I trial design for testing a chemoradiotherapy intervention in oesophageal cancer.
2 February 2016
In commemoration of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2016, read about two trials involving CSM statisticians on Barrett’s Oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer that affects over 500,000 UK patients.
14 December 2015
CSM statistician Peter Dutton has developed a software package that optimises the design of single-arm clinical trials in rare diseases.
31 March 2015
The Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford (RRIO) led by Professor Sallie Lamb of NDORMS has been awarded £2 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to look at improving the management of lower back pain in older people.
15 February 2015
A clinical trial to test a new treatment for Dupuytren’s disease has commenced at the Kennedy Institute and Botnar Research Centre. Affecting 4% of the UK population, this disease causes fingers to curl into the palm and can be extremely disabling.
6 January 2015
New guidelines aiming to improve tools used by doctors in making diagnoses and treatment decisions are published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine and 10 other journals.