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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 8 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 8 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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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 0 comments

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.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 0 comments

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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