Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center Re-Activates Cancer Trials

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center Re-Activates Cancer Trials

Cancer trials in much of the United Kingdom (UK) were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the case as well at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center. However, now the preeminent research center, as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s recovery plan, has opened back up clinical trials, representing over 400 studies involving 10,000 patients. The Scottish group represents one of the first centers in the UK to restart clinical trials, about 140 of which are related to cancer research and include the first UK trial of tiragolumab, a cervical cancer drug under investigation. The states are big in the UK: clinical trials have led to a 10% reduction in deaths due to cancer over the past decade. COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns threaten such gains.

What is Beatson West Cancer Center?

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center (BWSCC) is a specialized cancer care center located in Glasgow, Scotland. Up until recently, it maintained facilities in Gartnavel General Hospital, the Western Infirmary, and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. However, now as part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Acute Services Review, this center is now centralized within new facilities at the Gar...

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