TRICON8 is the translational research sub-study of the ICON8 trial. Its aim is to establish a large, comprehensive biobank comprising tumour tissue, blood and serial plasma samples with associated clinical data which will be an invaluable resource for high-quality translational research in ovarian cancer. ICON8 is a phase III randomised controlled trial designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of two dose-dense, dose-fractionated, weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel combination chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer compared to standard three-weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel. There is a growing body of evidence that using dose-fractionated paclitaxel in particular may have increased anti-tumour effects, and this is thought to be due to enhanced anti-angiogenic and pro-apoptotic effects.

Existing samples:

  • Malignant tumour of ovary

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Malignant tumour of ovary

Contact Information


Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre
Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit - Cancer Theme
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Box 279 (S4), Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road

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