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Director of MRC Clinical Trials Unit, and Director of Hub for Trials Methodology:
Professor Mahesh Parmar

Mahesh Parmar

Mahesh Parmar is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at University College London, and since 2010 has been the Director of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. He is also Director of the Hub for Trials Methodology, formed in 2009, as part of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit.

He has been an Associate Director of the National Cancer Research Network since its inception in 2001, an organisation which has more than doubled the number of patients going into cancer studies in England.

He joined the MRC in 1987.  From 1998 to 2010 he was Head of the Cancer Group at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. He is an applied statistician and aims to tackle key issues in the treatment of different cancers, both by conducting clinical trials and through innovative designs and methodology. A particular interest is how, through clinical trials, to improve outcomes across a range of cancers as rapidly as possible. He has expanded his work beyond cancer and become in involved in trials in prisons and stem cell therapy.

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Last Update Date : 7/19/2012