Research Centres for Clinical Treatment (FKBs) are to carry out frontline research to improve treatment for Norwegian patients. One of Matrix's primary research tasks is therefore to conduct clinical trials open for patients with hard-to-treat cancers. Patients throughout the country will be given the opportunity to take part in these studies.
Matrix's overall goal is to improve survival and quality of life for patients with hard-to-treat cancers through precision cancer medicine. The Centre will contribute to increase the number of available clinical trials in Norway and also increase the number of cancer patients included in such studies.
Principal investigators from Matrix partner institutions can contact the Centre to register new trials or ask for support from the Clinical Trial Engine. Potential new trials connected to Matrix, must aim for patient benefit, either by offering precision cancer medicine, improved diagnostics or because it will extend the expected lifespan or improve the quality of life of the patients.
It is important that patients throughout Norway are included in the clinical trials, and Matrix therefore wants to identify principal investigators locally and have study sites around Norway.
A form to register researcher-initiated clinical trials in Matrix or to get assistance from the Clinical Trial Engine support function, is available here for PIs affiliated to Matrix partner institutions.Access FORM
Her vil det i fremtiden linkes til pågående kliniske studier
The overall ambition of Matrix is to extend the lives and improve the quality of life of patients with hard-to-treat cancers. The Centre will actively involve patients in treatment decisions, and user participation in research is very important for Matrix. In particular, patient involvement is important in work package three and five. Here, the team will develop and implement digital patient-centred care pathways, where content and follow-up of the patient is adapted to each individual. Input from patients will therefore be essential here.
The purpose of user participation in research is to improve the relevance of the research by ensuring that the users' perspective, experiences and needs are reflected in the research. Matrix will establish a patient committee, and user representatives from this committee will interact with the various working groups and Centre management on a regular basis. In addition, the Matrix Board has members representing patient organizations.