There are many opportunities to interact with the work being carried out at OCARC and the Surgery and Cancer, and you can also connect with us on social media by following our Twitter account @OCARC_Imperial, to keep up to date with all that's going on. 

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Participate in a Clinical Trial

We are closely linked to the Imperial/Hammersmith Oncology Clinical Trials Unit and the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, based at the Garry Weston Centre at Hammersmith Hospital, who manage a wide range of national and international clinical trials in the field of gynaecological cancer. 

For more information, including which trials are currently recruiting, and to discuss whether you would be eligible to participate, please email the clinical trials team, or call +44 (0)208 383 4657.

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Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement

The OCA Research Centre is actively involved with the Ovarian Cancer Action Volunteers, who act as patient advocates in raising awareness around ovarian cancer.

We look to our volunteers to help to provide insight in shaping and developing our research programmes to ensure patient benefit is central to our study aims.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to provide input into our future research, please get in contact.

The Ovarian Cancer Action Research Network is a nationwide, virtual group of people affected by ovarian cancer who use their experience of the disease to help shape ovarian cancer research. Your personal experience of ovarian cancer – as a patient, survivor or carer – can influence ovarian cancer research and ensure it is relevant to patients and their loved ones.

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Research Placements

The OCA Research Centre is able to offer some opportunities for undergraduate research placements through Imperial’s UROP scheme, including ERASMUS+ traineeships.

More details can be found on the What is UROP? page.

There are also a few opportunities per year, typically during the summer months, for 1 or 2 week work experience placements at the Research Centre.

If you are interested, please get in contact providing a brief CV and a short statement on why you would like to come.