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The number of medical research studies at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hit a record high, new figures show.

The number of studies active in May 2016 was 1,786, up seven per cent from 1,664 in May 2015.

The figures – up 222 per cent from 554 in May 2008 – show a significant increase in studies hosted by OUH for areas such as cancer, vaccines and cardiovascular conditions.

Many studies are carried out with the University of Oxford at the Trust, which runs Oxford’s John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Banbury’s Horton General Hospital.

Read more (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust)

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