We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.
By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.
Category: Science blog November 24, 2017
The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.
Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.
Category: Science blog October 31, 2017
Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.
This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.
Category: Science blog October 27, 2017
We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.
Category: Science blog October 26, 2017
A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.
Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.
The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.