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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

Category: Science blog September 1, 2017 3 comments

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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“What’s happening to make treatments better and less horrible?”– Alyssa’s story

Category: Science blog August 7, 2017 15 comments

When she was four, Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer. Here, she and her mom Angela tell her story.

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Finding PEACE and remembering my brother Mark – Dave’s story

Category: Science blog August 1, 2017 0 comments

Dave lost his twin brother to skin cancer at just 28. Here, Dave tells us Mark’s inspiring story through his cancer.

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‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Category: Science blog July 24, 2017 3 comments

Read Alfred’s story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

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Not actually a pain in the neck: how cancer took me from patient to psychiatrist

Category: Science blog April 7, 2017 8 comments

For World Health Day a cancer survivor shares his story about tackling mental health issues after treatment, and how it inspired a career change.

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PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

Category: Science blog March 15, 2017 Comments are closed

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

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Beyond colour vision – spotting cancer when it hides between the red, green and blue

Category: Science blog March 14, 2017 3 comments

Our scientists are building new cameras that could help reveal ‘invisible’ tumours by illuminating them in a rainbow of colours.

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Combining MRI scans could help spot where tumours are short of oxygen, helping to personalise treatment

Category: Science blog March 13, 2017 Comments are closed

Advances in MRI technology could help scientists and doctors tailor cancer treatment by measuring the oxygen levels inside tumours.

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 Comments are closed

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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