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Our milestones: How a combination of events led to a cure for a rare cancer

Category: Science blog August 15, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Our milestones

We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.

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

Category: Science blog August 7, 2017 1 comment

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

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

Category: Science blog July 24, 2017 0 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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Proton beam therapy is arriving in the UK: what does that mean for patients?

Category: Science blog July 17, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 4 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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An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for?

Category: Science blog July 12, 2017 19 comments

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Radiotherapy

Today we’re launching a brand new series on radiotherapy. In this instalment, find out about the treatment’s fascinating history and how it works.

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Lung cancer discovery points to a better way to personalise immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 27, 2017 1 comment

New research by our scientists may have identified a new way to predict which patients might benefit from certain immunotherapies, and those who likely won’t.

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

Category: Science blog June 22, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 0 comments

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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