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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 3 – oncologists

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 1 comment

Omar is an oncologist specialising in rare cancers. He’s treating patients in one of our clinical trials in London. Here, he shares his experience of the tria...

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial patients

Category: Science blog March 28, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Cora took part in a radiotherapy clinical trial. She was treated for a type of soft tissue sarcoma, and in this post she shares her experience of the trial.

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 1 – therapeutic radiographers

Category: Science blog March 26, 2018 2 comments

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In our new blog series, we meet some of the people who help make radiotherapy possible. Part 1 comes from Kim, a therapy radiographer.

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NHS radiotherapy changes could see more patients having modern treatment

Category: Science blog January 31, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Category: Science blog January 8, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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Reducing the margin of error: MRI-guided radiotherapy

Category: Science blog August 8, 2017 6 comments

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the li...

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Proton beam therapy is arriving in the UK: what does that mean for patients?

Category: Science blog July 17, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 2 of our new radiotherapy series, we discuss proton beam therapy. What can and can’t it offer? And what does its arrival in the UK mean for patients?

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