Towards an International Register of Cancer Trials: The UKCCCR register of U.K. trials

Peter M. Fayers*, Tim Armitage

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THE UNITED KINGDOM Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research (UKCCCR) is currently developing the UKCCCR Register of U.K. Cancer Trials, covering all phase II and phase III randomised trials. The register is stored as a computer data base that will be made available to clinicians for interactive access. Other European countries are planning to develop similar registers, and the UKCCCR register is expected to become an integral part of the European register of cancer trials that has been proposed under the auspices of the European Computerized Oncology Data Exchange (EuroCODE) project.
This paper reviews the reasons for constructing registers of trials. Many aspects of the importance of registers have been described in articles published in specialised statistical or clinical trials journals [2-5] and this paper is intended to complement these more general papers and demonstrate the relevance of a
register of trials in the area of cancer. We also describe the UKCCCR register and its relationship to EuroCODE and the U.S. physician data query (PDQ) database of cancer clinical trials; a more technical description of the UKCCCR Register
may be found in reference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-912
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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