Clinical Trials

National Cancer Research Institute – Portfolio Maps

The introduction to the NCRI‘s Portfolio Map resource states:

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical Studies Groups’ (CSG)* portfolio maps were created to provide a visual representation of a CSG’s current research activity and are comprised of studies that are open and recruiting and those funded and in set-up. Studies that are closed to recruitment or in development without secured funding will not appear on the portfolio maps.  Only studies found on the United Kingdom Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) database of studies will appear on the portfolio maps, which includes studies adopted by the National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN) and studies added by the devolved nations. The maps were developed by the CSG Research Project Officers in collaboration with the NCRI CSGs and NCRN.  They are updated on a monthly basis and are available to download below.

Editable Microsoft Visio versions of the maps are available on the NIHR portal, however, we would request that all edited versions retain the “developed by the NCRI CSGs and NCRN” statement. If you require access to the NIHR portal, please email Leigh Oates, NCRN Information Systems Manager, on

Current users of the maps include the CSGs, NCRN Research Network Managers, Multiple Disciplinary Teams, funding bodies (such as Cancer Research UK’s Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee) and the NCRN Industry Trials Adoption Committee.

If you have any questions regarding the maps, please contact Katy ( or Jenny (

* See information on NCRI Melanoma Clinical Studies Group

Download Melanoma Trials

Download Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Trials

Cancer Research UK – Searchable Database

The links below are to the CRUK database of UK trials covering (1) all cancers (2) melanoma and (3) non-melanoma skin cancers:

1. Cancer Research UK Advanced Search for Cancer Trials (for cancers of all types)

2. Cancer Research UK Advanced Search for Melanoma Trials (includes trials that are recruiting and those that are closed)

3. Cancer Research UK Advanced Search for Skin Cancer (not Melanoma) Trials (includes trials that are recruiting and those that are closed)

Cancer Research UK – Trials Information

Follow this link for information about the types and phases of trials and related subjects including randomisation and quality of life:

Types of Trials

UK Clinical Trials Gateway – Searchable Database

Melanoma Trials

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