Smarter Studies. Global Impact. Better Health.

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL is at the forefront of resolving internationally important questions in infectious diseases and cancer, and delivering swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits.

Latest News and Updates

Sarah Walker made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

13 May

MRC CTU at UCL contributes to clinical trial capacity- and capability-building in India

A number of MRC CTU at UCL staff have been in India over the last two months contributing to capacity and capability building as part of the Units efforts to strengthen the country’s clinical research ecosystem. The focu…

19 Mar

STREAM trial final results show 9-month treatment for multi-drug resistant TB is as effective as 24-month treatment

Final results from Stage 1 of the STREAM trial show that a 9-11-month treatment regimen is as effective in treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), when given under trial conditions, as the 20-24 month treatme…

14 Mar

Adult dolutegravir could offer a practical and accessible treatment for children living with HIV

Adult doses of an antiviral drug could offer a practical and accessible option for children weighing 20-25kg living with HIV.

12 Mar

Our Research Themes


Innovative clinical trial design and meta-analysis extending beyond the boundaries of single cancer types


Major international clinical trials answering questions of global public health significance


Development of methods with direct impact on the design, conduct and analysis of studies

Other Research & Policy

This section will capture projects outside the current QQR themes