Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.
By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.
The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.
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.
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.
Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.
In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.
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?