The Southampton Paediatric ECMC has particular expertise in early phase immunotherapy and neuroblastoma trials. The centre is leading the MINIvAN trial, an early phase transatlantic immunotherapy study for children with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma.
Southampton Children’s hospital covers a population of over 3.7 million, and routinely oversees the care of over 120 new childhood cancer diagnosis a year. We currently have 25 studies open to recruitment, and in the 2019-20 we recuited 62 patients to clinical trials.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton
Southampton Is the regional paediatric oncology treatment centre for the Wessex region, sharing care with 12 hospitals in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and the Channel Islands. . It is well served by rail and air links and is able to treat children from across the UK for neuroblastoma / immunotherapy trials. We were closely with our Teenage and Young Adult oncology unit and are able to recruit TYA patients to immunotherapy studies where appropriate.
ECMC, WISH LabLF110 Level FMailpoint 850Southampton General HospitalTremona RoadSouthampton, SO16 6YD
Dr Juliet Gray has a research and clinical interest in neuroblastoma and immunotherapy. She leads a research group with the Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology, and has leadership roles in a number of international neuroblastoma trials. She is chair of the NCRI Neuroblastoma subgroup and the European Research Network (SIOPEN) Clinical Trials Committee, and a member of the NCRI Children’s Group and CRUK Protocol Safety Review Board.
We have expertise in both solid tumours and haematological malignancies.
We have expertise pre-clinical, translational and clinical expertise in immunotherapy and neuroblastoma, including preclinical modelling and assessment of novel immunotherapies and developing validated immune end points for clinical trials.
The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre initiative is jointly funded by Cancer Research UK, the National Institute for Health Research in England and the Departments of Health for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.