Velindre has a key role to play in the cancer research network in South East Wales (SEW). It provides an important link between the 3 University Health Boards in the region (Cardiff & Vale, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHBs) for collaborative clinical cancer research, offering opportunities for patients to access clinical trials and a range of other research studies, either at Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC) itself or in outreach facilities at the UHBs. Velindre is also in a prime position to provide the crucial connection between laboratory cancer researchers and patients, enabling research to ‘bridge the translational gap’ and bring new discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic for patient benefit.
Our vision is to work with patients and partners to design and deliver excellent research that improves the survival and enhances the lives of patients and their families.
This document sets out a strategy for radiotherapy research at Velindre University NHS Trust (VUNHST), including Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC), the proposed Radiotherapy Satellite (RTS) and the new Velindre Cancer Centre (nVCC).