Introduction to the National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA): a UK-wide infrastructure for multicentre clinical translation of cancer imaging biomarkers

Br J Cancer. 2021 Nov;125(11):1462-1465. doi: 10.1038/s41416-021-01497-5. Epub 2021 Jul 27.


The National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) is creating a UK national coordinated infrastructure for accelerated translation of imaging biomarkers for clinical use. Through the development of standardised protocols, data integration tools and ongoing training programmes, NCITA provides a unique scalable infrastructure for imaging biomarker qualification using multicentre clinical studies.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism*
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Research Design
  • United Kingdom


  • Biomarkers, Tumor