Investigating the role of Robotic Surgery for Ovarian Cancer with the aim of providing quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays and better quality of life.  An update on The MIRRORS study.

We are delighted to be funding The MIRRORS study which is being led by Christina Uwins in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at The Royal Surrey County Hospital. You can learn about the study by reading Christina’s original blog (here). There have been some really exciting developments recently…. This is Christina’s update.

“I have now gained both Ethics and Health Research Authority approval to run MIRRORS.  I am also really proud to have been awarded a Greenshoots grant which provides me with an additional 1 day a week of protected time for 12 months to work up an Ethics application for MIRRORS-RCT (Randomised Controlled Trial) which I hope will come after MIRRORS.   This funding also provides training in research delivery and management aimed at “assisting burgeoning chief investigators navigate the research funding landscape”.

The most exciting development is that MIRRORS has been accepted onto the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio. This means that MIRRORS is now eligible to receive support from NIHR to run the study in terms of project management etc.  It is also a badge of a high quality project so also comes with some kudos!!  Thank you all for your help getting here.

We have had a delay in starting MIRRORS due to COVID-19 but hope to get it running soon as we feel MIRRORS has the potential to provide benefits for our patients at this time due to potential quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay.   Surgery will be offered through our clean cancer hub site which has now been set up at Royal surrey with both patients and staff being tested for COVID-19. I will keep you posted”