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The latest plot twist in the treatment of prostate cancer

Category: Science blog January 27, 2015

A new study has turned accepted wisdom on its head in an attempt to tackle resistance to prostate cancer treatment.

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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Improving the gold standard for brain tumours

Category: Science blog January 16, 2015

We explore new research from our scientists testing a modified version of a brain cancer drug that could help overcome resistance to treatment.

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Cancer Drugs Fund decision – ‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, gives his take on the recent announcement of changes to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund.

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My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Category: Science blog January 11, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce – here he explains what that will involve.

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The HOPON clinical trial: a patient’s view

Category: Science blog January 9, 2015

In the final post in our series about the HOPON clinical trial, we hear from a patient who recently took part in the research, Gerard Dean.

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The HOPON clinical trial: the research nurses’ role

Category: Science blog January 8, 2015

In the second installment of our series on the HOPON clinical trial we hear from the research nurses who help to run the trial in Liverpool.

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