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The EPCTU team consists of 6 data managers.  Our objective is to collate all the trial information from patient notes onto the Case Report Form (CRF) as soon as possible.  We set a timeframe of 3-5 days from the patient visit to get data entered onto the CRF.

We focus on around 50 active recruiting trials (oncology and haematology) ranging from a variety of different cancer types and we also have around 30-40 follow up trials which have stopped recruitment.  Within these follow-up trials, we follow up information about patients’ status in relation to the trial which is also captured on the eCRF.

The trials are mostly commercial research but we do support academic trials too.  The trials we support vary between phase one to three.

Most information is accessed from the patient notes and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) but we also liaise with the Principal Investigators, Doctors and Nurses where data queries arise.