Professor David Cairns
I am a Professor of Clinical Trial Research and Director of Late Phase Trials in the Cancer Division at CTRU. I am Deputy Director of the Leeds Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit focussing on large, confirmatory trials in haematological oncology and medical oncology. I joined the CTRU as a Principal Statistician working across the Cancer Division and Comprehensive Health Research Division in July 2013.
I was previously Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics at the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology where I worked in high-dimensional data analysis related to a number of translational projects in genetics, proteomics, and biomarker discovery and validation. I was the recipient of an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics to undertake research in ‘Novel statistical methods for the design and analysis of proteomic experiments for biomarker discovery’.
- Director of Late Phase Studies in Cancer Division, CTRU
- Deputy Director, Leeds Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit
I am interested in the design, conduct and analysis of cancer clinical trials. I work primarily in haematological oncology (multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia) and some solid tumours (colon, gastro-oesophagael and urological). I am interested in efficient clinical trials that evaluate treatment pathways that are defined by tests such as biomarkers. I am interested in the role of adjunct translational research that brings added value to studies, new challenges in analysis, and helps to design future clinical trials.
- PhD Statistics (University of Sheffield)
- MSc Statistics (University of Sheffield)
- BSc Mathematics (University of Leeds)
- Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
- NCRI Multiple Myeloma Subgroup (Member)
- NIHR Clinical Trial Fellowship Panel (Member)
- NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement Fellowship Panel (Member)
- NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Panel (Member)
- Cancer Research UK Expert Review Panel (Member)
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research